(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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I am not sure what you mean but if dipoles are on the same side (or adjacent to each other) will not mean that they will not cancel out. For example BF3 where the shape is a trigonal planar. There are two fluorides on the bottom side of the molecule and one fluoride on the top, yet it is non-polar.
That's correct if I understand the question correctly. We talked about trans-molecules and cis-molecules during class and cis isomers are polar because the charges did not cancel. However, in a trans isomer, because the atoms are placed on opposite sides of the molecules, the partial charges cancel and the molecule becomes non polar
If two dipoles are adjacent to each other, then their combined charge makes the molecule polar. If the dipoles of two of the same atoms lie on the same side of a molecule, this molecule is referred to as "cis." However, if the dipoles of two of the same atom are opposite each other in the molecule, then the dipoles cancel out because there is no net dipole moment. The BF3 example that was given in a previous answer proves that the dipoles of each Fluorine cancel out because of the molecule's symmetry. There is no net dipole moment because each Fluorine is equally far apart from each other, as proved by their equal bond angles. The shape of BF3 shows that there is no 'bottom side' or 'top side' because each fluorine is equidistant from the others.
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