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    So I'm confused . What makes a dipole permanent and another temporary . I mean permanent diople shouldnt it be temporary as it still has electrons moving around ?
    Basically I need the difference between dipole dipole forces and induced dipole? Tried to research but still can't get the idea in my head .
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    So I'm confused . What makes a dipole permanent and another temporary . I mean permanent diople shouldnt it be temporary as it still has electrons moving around ?
    Basically I need the difference between dipole dipole forces and induced dipole? Tried to research but still can't get the idea in my head .
    If a molecule has a permanent dipole then there is a imbalance of charge across it - due to a difference in electronegativity between 2 or more atoms or groups (unless there is lots of symmetry within a molecule).

    You are correct in that the electrons are always moving about. However, they are not moving around randomly/freely.

    Take HCl as an example. The electrons are going to spend more time at Cl than at H since Cl is more electronegative, thus Cl will have a partial negative charge on average.
 
 
 
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