Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 29 - Molecules and Solids - Questions: 3


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Diatomic molecules with identical components do not have a permanent dipole moment; the outer electrons are shared equally. However, the water molecule does have a permanent dipole moment, as seen in Figure 29-6. Oxygen has a greater affinity for electrons than does hydrogen, so each hydrogen has a small net positive charge and oxygen has a small net negative charge. One end of the molecule will be positively charged and the other end will be negatively charged, resulting in a polar molecule (i.e., one with a permanent dipole moment).
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