(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Fiona Latifi 1A
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How do you determine the direction in which a dipole moment points?
Deepika Reddy 1A
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I do it by looking at which atom is more electronegative. The arrow points at whichever atom is more electronegative because it pulls on the electrons more.
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Yeah, the arrow points towards the more electronegative atom
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The atom points in the direction of the more electronegative atom.
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The arrow points to the atom that pulls electrons towards itself, so the most electronegative one.
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