How do the dipole-dipole forces affect molecules with carbon involved?

1 Answer
Jun 30, 2015

A dipole molecule is when one end is partially negative while the other end is partially positive. We call this a polar molecule.


Let's use carbon dioxide( #CO^2#)as an example. It's a linear molecule, therefore it's dipole as oxygen which have a higher electromagnetivity cancels out with carbon, making it a non-polar molecule.

Overall, to know whether a molecule is dipole or not, you will have to take a look at its molecular geometry .