Negative Pole

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Negative Pole

Postby KMcFarland_2L » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:43 pm

How do you approximate where the negative pole is on a molecule?

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Re: Negative Pole

Postby Crystal Pan 2G » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:46 pm

You would look at the electronegativity of the atoms. The most electronegative would be the more negative pole of the dipole moment.

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Re: Negative Pole

Postby Kaihan_Danesh_2J » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:38 am

The dipole moment always points towards the more electronegative element. So, you can either just identify the more electronegative element or use the arrow to identify it.

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Re: Negative Pole

Postby 705340227 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:44 am

You should also consider if any dipole moments cancel out. For example, if it is a symmetric linear molecule with negative dipoles on both sides of the central atom, the atom as a whole would actually not be polar.

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Re: Negative Pole

Postby Sebastian2I » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:26 pm

Considering the Lewis and VSEPR model for compounds helps a lot in this regard because it depicts the direction of atoms' pull on electrons, so it's easier to see if two dipole moments cancel.

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Re: Negative Pole

Postby Ansh Patel 2I » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:31 pm

Hi! After making sure multiple dipoles aren't cancelling each other out, the more electronegative element will be the negative pole of the dipole.

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Re: Negative Pole

Postby 205323697 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:15 am

If you do not draw the structure correctly, would you still be able to figure out if you have a negative and or positive pole?

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Re: Negative Pole

Postby Nicole Bruno Dis 1B » Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:58 am

Determining the negative pole is dependent on the dipole moment present between the two elements, which is dependent on the electronegativity, and its magnitude is related to their overall difference in electronegativity.

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