Dipole moment

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lasarro
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Dipole moment

Postby lasarro » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:39 pm

Can someone please define what a dipole moment is?

SVajragiri_1C
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Re: Dipole moment

Postby SVajragiri_1C » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:38 pm

A dipole moment is the measure of polar covalence of a bond in molecule.

sarahsalama2E
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Re: Dipole moment

Postby sarahsalama2E » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:42 pm

So when an atom is not bonded to itself, does that always result in a dipole moment?

Alexa Mugol 3I
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Re: Dipole moment

Postby Alexa Mugol 3I » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:45 pm

sarahsalama1G wrote:So when an atom is not bonded to itself, does that always result in a dipole moment?

In a bond between two different atoms, there would be a dipole moment. But in a whole molecule, such as CH4, the dipole moments cancel out and the molecule itself is nonpolar.

EricZhao3G
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Re: Dipole moment

Postby EricZhao3G » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:46 pm

A dipole moment is a vector measurement of the separation of two opposite electrical charges, calculated by the charge multiplied by the distance between the charges. It comes from a difference in electronegativity between 2 ions and measures the polarity of a molecule.


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