2E.29 (7th edition)

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Diane Kang 2F
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2E.29 (7th edition)

Postby Diane Kang 2F » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:19 am

How do you know which of three has the largest dipole moment?
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Nikki Bych 1I
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Re: 2E.29 (7th edition)

Postby Nikki Bych 1I » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:00 am

1 has the largest dipole. The dipoles cancel in 3, and since the Cl's are further apart in 2, 1 has the largest dipole. Hope this helped!

Nina Do 4L
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Re: 2E.29 (7th edition)

Postby Nina Do 4L » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:37 pm

I agree that figure 1 has the largest dipole moment because the most electronegative element is Cl and it is generally going to pull towards the top right direction. The second figure is not as strong of a directional point in electronegativity as the first. And the last figure, they are pulling in opposite directions which cancels them out. Hope this explanation helped!


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