Problem: Identify the compound with the smallest dipole moment in the gas phase.a. LiFb. HFc. ClFd. Cl2

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Calculate for the electronegative difference between each molecule and determine which has the smallest ΔEN (smalles dipole moment)

Recall that dipole moment refers to the electronegativity difference in a bond/molecule. This means the molecule with the smallest dipole moment has the smallest electronegativity difference.


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Identify the compound with the smallest dipole moment in the gas phase.

a. LiF

b. HF

c. ClF

d. Cl2

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