Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 2 - Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases - Problem - Page 59c: 33


The dipole moment of CH3F is smaller than the dipole moment of CH3Cl.

Work Step by Step

The magnitude of a dipole moment depend on both charge and distance between the atoms. Fluorine is more electronegative than chlorine, but a C-F bond is smaller than a C-CL bond.
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