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Unformatted text preview: Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds Shown below are electron density maps of the hydrogen halides. Notice that the charge separation decreases as we move from HF to HI. Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds Polar molecules can be attracted by magnetic and electric fields. Dipole Moments Molecules whose centers of positive and negative charge do not coincide, have an asymmetric charge distribution, and are polar. These molecules have a dipole moment. The dipole moment has the symbol . is the product of the distance,d, separating charges of equal magnitude and opposite sign, and the magnitude of the charge, q. Dipole Moments...
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '07