Dipole Moment: Definition, Equation & Examples


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A dipole moment is a measure of net _____ in a molecule.

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1. Bond and molecular polarity is a result of _____ charge distribution.

2. In the dipole moment equation, what does the variable r represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will measure what you know about dipole moments and their equations in this quiz. Some questions will also test you on your ability to calculate a dipole moment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests you on the following:

  • What dipole moments measure in a molecule
  • Variables in dipole moment equations
  • Units used to measure a dipole moment

Skills Practiced

To ensure you make the best use of your time, this quiz helps you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on dipole moments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding bond and molecular polarity
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate dipole moment practice problems

Additional Learning

Continue learning about dipole moments with the information found in the lesson titled Dipole Moment: Definition, Equation & Examples. The lesson covers topics including:

  • Examples of polar molecules
  • Dipole moment equation
  • How distance is related to a dipole moment