Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Review - Problems - Page 11: Problem 1-5 b


Oxygen is more electronegative than carbon, so the dipole moment is towards Oxygen.

Work Step by Step

On the Pauling electronegativity scale, the electronegativity of Oxygen is 3.4 and Carbon is 2.5. Oxygen has higher electronegativity than Carbon so the dipole moment is towards Oxygen.
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