Problem: The measured dipole moment of BrCl is 0.57 D. If you assume the bond length in BrCl is the sum of the atomic radii, what are the partial charges on the atoms in BrCl using the experimental dipole moment?

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dipole moment = 0.57 D  pure covalent 


 EN  partial negative charge

 EN  partial positive charge


EN of Cl = 3   EN

EN of Br = 2.8   EN


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The measured dipole moment of BrCl is 0.57 D. If you assume the bond length in BrCl is the sum of the atomic radii, what are the partial charges on the atoms in BrCl using the experimental dipole moment?

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