Dipole Moments

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Sophia_Kiessling_2L
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Dipole Moments

Postby Sophia_Kiessling_2L » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:23 pm

I'm still a little unclear about what exactly dipole moments are could someone explain it to me?

Jonathan Pai 2I
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Jonathan Pai 2I » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:47 pm

dipole is a concentration of charge, thus unbalancing the charge in an atom.

Henri_de_Guzman_3L
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Henri_de_Guzman_3L » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:22 pm

It's a way to indicate the pull of electrons. It all depends on electronegativity. For example, O will pull electrons towards it in a C-O bond so this creates a dipole moment.

Melody Zhang 3L
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Melody Zhang 3L » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:26 pm

Dipole moments are the measurements of the separation of two opposite electric charges, for example the charge of H and the charge of O in the molecule H2O. Nonpolar molecules have very small or no dipole moments while polar molecules have a higher dipole moment.

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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby 105085381 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:59 pm

Do dipole moments always rely on whether a molecule is polar or nonpolar?

Erin Kim 2G
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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Erin Kim 2G » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:23 pm

Dipoles are created by a charge difference between molecules, with a separation of positive charge and a negative charge within a distance. The dipole arrow points towards the more electronegative atom in the molecule.

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Re: Dipole Moments

Postby Kyither Min 2K » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 pm

Dipole moments are formed when atoms don't "share" electrons fairly so the more electronegative atom would pull the electrons to their side creating a temporary charge shift, the dipole moment.


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