Problem: Chlorine monofluoride, ClF, and iodine monofluoride, IF, are interhalogen compounds – compounds that contain bonds between different halogen elements.Which of these molecules has the larger dipole moment?

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We are asked which molecule has the larger dipole momentChlorine monofluoride, ClF, and Iodine Monofluoride, IF which are interhalogen compounds.

 Dipole moments occur when there is a separation of charge between two ions in an ionic bond or between atoms in a covalent bond.

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Chlorine monofluoride, ClF, and iodine monofluoride, IF, are interhalogen compounds – compounds that contain bonds between different halogen elements.

Which of these molecules has the larger dipole moment?

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