Lead Author(s): University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado
Source: UC Boulder PhET
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A Phet simulation on Molecule Polarity.
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Molecule Polarity Simulation
- Partial Charge
When is a molecule polar? Change the electronegativity of atoms in a molecule to see how it affects polarity. See how the molecule behaves in an electric field. Change the bond angle to see how shape affects polarity.
Sample Learning Goals
- Predict bond polarity using electronegativity values
- Indicate polarity with a polar arrow or partial charges
- Rank bonds in order of polarity
- Predict molecular polarity using bond polarity and molecular shape