Dipole moments

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Fiona Latifi 1A
Posts: 75
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:16 am

Dipole moments

Postby Fiona Latifi 1A » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:59 pm

How do you determine the direction in which a dipole moment points?

Deepika Reddy 1J
Posts: 71
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:15 am

Re: Dipole moments

Postby Deepika Reddy 1J » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:06 pm

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.

Abigail_Hagen2G
Posts: 62
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:17 am

Re: Dipole moments

Postby Abigail_Hagen2G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:28 pm

Yeah, the arrow points towards the more electronegative atom

Viviana Velasquez
Posts: 56
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:15 am

Re: Dipole moments

Postby Viviana Velasquez » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:05 pm

The atom points in the direction of the more electronegative atom.

Ayushi2011
Posts: 61
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:17 am

Re: Dipole moments

Postby Ayushi2011 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:22 pm

The arrow points to the atom that pulls electrons towards itself, so the most electronegative one.


Return to “Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests