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
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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