## Diapole

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Helen Shi 1J
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### Diapole

Can someone explain what dipole is?

Christina Cen 2J
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### Re: Diapole

A dipole moment is where one atom is more electronegative than the other, which results in separation of positive and negative charges.

Jean Mok 3K
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### Re: Diapole

Dipole moments occur in covalent bonds where electrons are not shared equally. The difference in electronegativity creates a charge difference and dipole moments is the measure of this charge difference. A dipole moment is the charge times the distance between the atoms.

Jingyi Li 2C
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### Re: Diapole

Dipole moment occurs when electrons are not shared equally. It is caused by the difference in electronegativity of atoms. A more electronegative atom pulls electrons more, thus having a partial negative charge, causing the other atom to have an equal but partial positive charge.

SalmaQ
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### Re: Diapole

In the example of water, (H2o) there are two dipole moments, a partial positive with both hydrogen atoms and a partial negative dipole over the Oxygen atom. This configuration overall is considered non-polar even know there is a dipole moment.