Shape of Molecule

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Tracy Tolentino_2E
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Shape of Molecule

Postby Tracy Tolentino_2E » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:13 pm

How does the shape of the molecule affect the strength of the dipole interactions? And why would it matter?

Bilal Pandit 1J
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Re: Shape of Molecule

Postby Bilal Pandit 1J » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:14 pm

The shape basically shows the electron density, so there will only be those interactions where there is/isnt an electron.

Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
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Re: Shape of Molecule

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:17 pm

The shape matters because of the available surface area. For example, two rod shaped molecules will be able to have more of their surface area (more of their electron clouds) near each other and this will strengthen the interaction. On the other hand, two spherical shaped molecules will have less of an interaction.

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