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Charge-Dipole Interaction (A 1-page exploration)

Demonstration model

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Overview and Learning Objectives

This model shows an ion and polar molecules representing water. Besides the dipole moment, you can assign a net charge to an elliptical particle. With the model, you will observe the electric field effect of a point charge on the alignment of the dipole moments.

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Central Concepts

Key Concept:

Electrostatic forces among ions and polar molecules make them a complex, which may remain stable for some time and in some circumstances.

Additional Related Concepts

Physics/Chemistry

  • Charge
  • Dipole
  • Solutions

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Created by CC Project: CCATOMS 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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