Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Problems: Problem 2-14 a

Answer

The direction of dipole moment of the molecule is between the two chlorines. Moreover, the dipole moment is large.
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Work Step by Step

Carbon is more electronegative than hydrogen, so the dipole moments are towards the carbon. And as chorine is more electronegative than carbon , the dipole moments are towards chlorines. Thus, the direction of the net dipole moment of the molecule is between the two chlorines. Moreover, the dipole moment is large because its towards very electronegative atoms.
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