Why do dipoles exist?

1 Answer
Jun 10, 2018

Difference in electronegativities .


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.