Shape of molecule

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Katherine Grillo 1B
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Shape of molecule

Postby Katherine Grillo 1B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:49 pm

Why are the instantaneous dipoles in rod-shaped molecules stronger than those in spherical molecules?

305144105
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Re: Shape of molecule

Postby 305144105 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:56 pm

More surface area of the molecule is exposed.
More of the molecule can participate in London dispersion forces.
Thus, the bonds are stronger.

Joaquin Andrade
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Re: Shape of molecule

Postby Joaquin Andrade » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:56 pm

Rod shaped molecules have a higher surface area.Because there is higher surface area, there is a higher incidence of instantaneous dipoles, which occur randomly but more frequently in this case.

Anna O 2C
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Re: Shape of molecule

Postby Anna O 2C » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:10 pm

The surface area is larger for the rod shaped molecules so there will be more surface area for the two to interact upon, resulting in tighter and stronger bonds.

davidryan3f
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Re: Shape of molecule

Postby davidryan3f » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:52 pm

The greater the surface area off the molecule, the stronger the attraction/bond will be.


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