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    can you identify any dipole present in the following molecules:

    O - H
    C - H
    B - Cl
    C = O
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    (Original post by bd123456)
    can you identify any dipole present in the following molecules:

    O - H
    C - H
    B - Cl
    C = O
    Yes. Can you?
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    I'm not sure but would it be something to do with the electronegativity of each element ?
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    (Original post by James_richards0n)
    I'm not sure but would it be something to do with the electronegativity of each element ?
    You need to look at the shape of the molecule (the lone pairs etc.) and then see if it is symmetrical in which it may cancel out dipoles. If it is asymmetrical it should have an overall dipole
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    (Original post by Jakir)
    You need to look at the shape of the molecule (the lone pairs etc.) and then see if it is symmetrical in which it may cancel out dipoles. If it is asymmetrical it should have an overall dipole
    Maybe.

    If you take the OP at face value, s/he is being asked about the O-H molecule, which has only two centres, so cannot be symmetrical (since it is not elemental).

    But, if we assume the OP was asking about H2O, CH4, BCl3 and CO2, then you're correct.
 
 
 
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