Problem: What is the sum of the two red vectors at the top of the left figure?

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We can see that the molecule is linear: 


  • This means that the dipole moments are exactly opposite to each other.
  • Also, we can see that they are both O-C bonds, meaning the dipole moment should be the same. 


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What is the sum of the two red vectors at the top of the left figure?

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