induced dipole


induced dipole
A dipole momentThe magnitude of the separation of electrical charge in a molecule that makes the molecule polar; the partial positive charge times the partial negative charge divided by the distance by which the charges are separated. in a species created as a result of a nearby ionAn atom or covalently bonded set of atoms that carries an overall net charge. or dipoleIn an electrically neutral species, separated, equal positive and negative charges that consitute a positive and a negative pole; such a species tends to assume certain orientations more than others in an electric field.; an induced dipoleA dipole moment in a species created as a result of a nearby ion or dipole; an induced dipole results in an attraction between the species and the nearby ion or dipole. results in an attraction between the species and the nearby ion or dipole.