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why does CH3Cl(electronegativity difference =0.5) have a larger dipole moment than CH3F (electronegativity difference =1.5)__________ according to the electronegativity difference, it should be opposite but is not so why??????

why does CH3Cl(electronegativity difference =0.5)  have a larger dipole moment than CH3F (electronegativity difference =1.5)__________ according to the electronegativity difference, it should be opposite but is not so why??????

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Godfrey Classic Prince
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10 years ago

Dear shreya k,

CH3F has less dipole moment than CH3Cl because of short C-F bond length.(dipole moment=qd)

CH3F has more dipole moment since F is more electronegative as compared to chlorine and attracts the shared pair of electrons between CH3 and itself more towards itself.

This is an exception so study this well 

 

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