Dipole Moments signifying polarity

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chrisdinkel_4E
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Dipole Moments signifying polarity

Postby chrisdinkel_4E » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:52 am

how can we know if the dipole moment is strong enough for the molecule to be considered "polar"?

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Re: Dipole Moments signifying polarity

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:29 pm

To be considered "polar," you don't necessarily have to look at the strength of the dipole. Determining polarity can also be determined on direction/orientation and whether the dipole moments cancel each other out or not.

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Re: Dipole Moments signifying polarity

Postby 605168557 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:35 pm

The strength of the dipole moment isn't really necessary because as long as the structure of the molecule is not symmetric, it will be polar. The number of dipole moments however is necessary, because if the dipole moments cancel each other out, it will be non-polar.


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