Dipole Moment

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Dipole Moment

Postby 705088777 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:41 pm

Can someone explain dipole moment and how we can tell if a molecule has it?

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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby Kate_Santoso_4F » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:00 pm

Bond dipole moment is used to measure the polarity of a chemical bond within a molecule. There is a dipole moment whenever there is a separation of positive and negative charges due to the unequal attraction that the two atoms have for the bonded electrons. The larger the difference in electronegativities between two atoms, the larger the dipole moment.

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