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Helen Shi 1J
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Postby Helen Shi 1J » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:37 pm

Can someone explain what dipole is?

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Re: Diapole

Postby Christina Cen 2J » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:54 pm

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

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Re: Diapole

Postby Jean Mok 3K » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:26 pm

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.

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Re: Diapole

Postby Jingyi Li 2C » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:29 am

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.

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Re: Diapole

Postby SalmaQ » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:19 pm

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.

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