Temporary Dipole Moment

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Temporary Dipole Moment

Postby Nikita Patra 3J » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:26 pm

What exactly is a temporary dipole moment? Why is it temporary?

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Re: Temporary Dipole Moment

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:29 pm

Dipole moments display the polarity of a molecule; when one element has a greater charger, than the others, it is most polar and is a dipole moment.

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Re: Temporary Dipole Moment

Postby SMIYAZAKI_1B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:58 pm

Temporary dipole moment is created because the electrons are in constant movement and it spontaneously comes close to proximity of the nucleus. Since it is spontaneous and not constant, it is temporary.

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Re: Temporary Dipole Moment

Postby claudia_1h » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:05 pm

A dipole moment refers to the presence of two charges (di-pole, two charges). A temporary dipole occurs when in a covalent bond, the electrons momentarily are distributed unevenly, such that the distribution is not perfectly shared between atoms. This creates temporary partial charges.

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