Dipole Moment


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Abbey Kerscher 3O
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Dipole Moment

Postby Abbey Kerscher 3O » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:01 pm

When you have a dipole moment to figure out if a molecule is polar or non polar, does the arrow point from least electronegative to the most, or does it depend on the formal charge of each atom in the molecule like -1 and +1?

NinaSheridan
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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby NinaSheridan » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:14 pm

It depends on electronegativity, not formal charge :)

cara_Budzinski_3D
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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby cara_Budzinski_3D » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:12 pm

it does depend on electronegativity, and the arrow points to the MORE electronegative atom. formal charge is not a determining factor here


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