Dipole Moment

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Riya Sood 4G
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Dipole Moment

Postby Riya Sood 4G » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:16 pm

Do dipole moments exist even when there is 0 Formal Charge?

SarahSteffen_LEC4
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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby SarahSteffen_LEC4 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:44 pm

Well if you take the lewis structure of say a water molecule. The formal charges of the two Hs and the O are all zero, but a dipole moment still exists between the partial negative and partial positive charges.

Kellylin_4D
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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby Kellylin_4D » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:46 pm

There is dipole moment when the electronegativity difference is big enough, and when the structure is not symmetrical

Megan_1F
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Re: Dipole Moment

Postby Megan_1F » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:10 pm

There may be dipole moments in all types of bonds. Some non polar bonds may have a small dipole, but not a large enough difference in electronegativity that one atom donates all i's electrons to another. Just an unequal sharing of electrons that result in a slightly positive and negative charge.


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