## Dipole Moments [ENDORSED]

Hannah Faris 1C
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### Dipole Moments

Does anyone know if we would ever have to calculate anything like a dipole moment? It might have been said in class but I just can't remember at all.

Thanks so much!

whitney_2C
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### Re: Dipole Moments

I'm pretty sure don't have to calculate them!

Dimitri Speron 1C
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### Re: Dipole Moments  [ENDORSED]

He said that we definitely won't have to, but knowing the equation for the sake of conceptual questions is probably a good idea.

Pritish Patil 1K
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### Re: Dipole Moments

We don't have to calculate them.

CaminaB_1D
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Which was the equation given for dipole moments?

Nicolette_Canlian_2L
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### Re: Dipole Moments

What exactly is a dipole moment? I know it was to do with charges, but is there a deeper explanation?

Kirsty Star 2H
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### Re: Dipole Moments

A dipole moment occurs when one atom in a molecule (or one side of a molecule) is more electronegative than the other, meaning that it attracts electrons. This attraction causes a net negative charge on one end of the molecule and consequently a positive charge on the other end. This polarity within the molecule affects how it bonds with other molecules.

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The equation given for dipole moments was:
dipole moment= charge x distance between atoms (bond length)

megan blatt 2B
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Can someone please explain the difference between an induced dipole, dipole moment, and dipole-dipole interaction? When would you observe one versus the others?

Rachel Dang 1H
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### Re: Dipole Moments

An induced dipole is when a molecule that is usually non polar has become temporarily induced to have a dipole by surrounding molecules. I believe a dipole moment is just when a molecule itself has a dipole due the electronegativity of its constituent atoms. A dipole-dipole interaction is when any polar molecule has an interaction with another polar molecule.

gillianozawa4I
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### Re: Dipole Moments

A dipole-dipole interaction occurs when two polar molecules interact. The partially positive side of one molecule is attracted to the negative side of the other molecule. This is different from a dipole-induced dipole interaction because in a dipole-induced dipole interaction, a polar molecule induces a dipole of an otherwise nonpolar molecule. This happens because the polar molecule distorts the electrons on the nonpolar molecule, resulting in a weak attraction between the two molecules. A dipole moment measures the separation between opposite charges. Hope this helps!