what happens to the configuration of molecules a dielecteic when it is placed in an electric field ?

what happens to the configuration of molecules a dielecteic when it  is placed in an electric field ?


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35 Points
12 years ago

the molecules of a dielectric which are randomly arranged...... when they are placed in an external electric field , they align themselves in a particular direction i.e. in the direction of electric field.


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AKASH GOYAL AskiitiansExpert-IITD
420 Points
12 years ago

Dear Student

Dielectric is made up of polar molecules (dipoles). in presence of elec field torque is exerted on these dipoles and they align themselves such that dipole moment is along the elec field


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