Molecule Polarity (Part II) [21st June, 2021]

Molecule Polarity

We discussed the concept of “Molecule Polarity” from the scratch via PhET simulation in the Part I. We will extend our discussion here. :slight_smile:

Here our main focus is the three atoms section of the simulation.


Molecule Polarity screenshot (1)

  1. How to determine the bond dipoles based on the electronegativity difference?
  2. How to determine the molecular dipole using the bond dipoles?
  3. Guess the polarity of the water molecule using this concept. You can use the below figure as hint.

Screenshot (123)

  1. Share your thoughts, questions and comments regarding the simulation and your experience during exploring the simulation.

We welcome all kind of suggestions and feedback if this was useful and how can be collectively make it better.



Collaborators in video resource creation: Prof Savita Ladage, Deepak Arora, Hanza George, Mursaleen Shaikh, Ravi Sinha, Ashish Pardeshi, Indrani Das, Swarnava Mitra


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