Dipoles & Dipole Moments: Molecule Polarity


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How do you determine which way the dipole arrow points?

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1. What type of intermolecular force exists between polar molecules?

2. Which of the following best describes the term dipole moment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Molecule polarity is a key concept to know when studying the complex relationship between carbon dioxide and water. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of it as well as related scientific terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the concepts and definitions of:

  • Dipole arrows
  • Intermolecular force
  • Dipole moment
  • Molecule polarity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as dipole moment and intermolecular force
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the influence of molecular shape on molecule polarity and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of intermolecular force and how the direction of the dipole arrow is determined

Additional Learning

To learn more about molecule polarity and dipoles, review the accompanying lesson Dipoles & Dipole Moments: Molecule Polarity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define covalent bond
  • Define dipole
  • Define electronegativity
  • Understand the concept of a dipole moment
  • Understand what comprises nonpolar molecules
  • Understand what comprises polar molecules
  • Understand how to determine the dipole moment of a molecule