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Why do dipoles exist?

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Fatima Share
Jun 10, 2018

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Difference in electronegativities .

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The atom covalently bonded to another atom with a higher electronegativity, has the ability to attract the bond pair towards itself. This gives the more electronegative atom a partial positive charge. This leaves the atom with lower electronegativity with partial negative charge .

Dipoles basically arise due to the unequal distribution of charges.

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