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Dipole Definition


Charge a plastic comb with static electricity from your hair and use it to bend a stream of water.

Water contains a pair of unbonded electrons on the oxygen atom that creates a dipole in the molecule. This can be seen by placing a positively charged comb near a stream of water to attract the water's negative charge.

Anne Helmenstine
Definition: A dipole is a separation of electrical charges. In chemistry, a dipole refers to the separation of charges within a molecule between two covalently bonded atoms.

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