dipole moment


dipole moment
The magnitude of the separation of electrical charge in a moleculeA set of atoms joined by covalent bonds and having no net charge. that makes the molecule polarDescribes a molecule that has separated, equal positive and negative charges that consitute a positive and a negative pole; such a molecule tends to assume certain orientations more than others in an electric field.; the partial positive charge times the partial negative charge divided by the distance by which the charges are separated.