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Postby Tracey Tran 3I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:01 am

What is the significance of dipole moments in chemistry?

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Re: Significance

Postby Naneeta Desar 1K » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:03 am

They help to predict the molecule's polarity.

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Re: Significance

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:55 pm

A dipole moment can also affect the shape of a molecule, since a molecule's shape is essentially its electron cloud. If the electrons are shifted or distorted by a dipole moment, then the molecule's shape and properties are changed as well.

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