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Alignment of Polar Molecules with/without an External Field (1-page activity)

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Central Concepts

Key Concept:

Dipole moments align in the presence of an electric field. Temperature affects the ease of alignment.

Additional Related Concepts

Physics/Chemistry

  • Dipole
  • Electron

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Benchmarks and Standards

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  • Physical-Science: Motions and Forces - 3 The electric force is a universal force that exists between any two charged objects (Full Text of Standard)

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Activity Credits

Created by CC Project: Molecular Workbench using Molecular Workbench

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Requirements

  • Java 1.5+ - Java 1.5+ is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X 10.4 and greater. If you are using Mac OS X 10.3, you can download MW Version 1.3 and explore within it instead.

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These materials are based upon work supported
by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers
9980620, ESI-0242701, EIA-0219345, DUE-0402553, and 0628181.

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