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which has highest dipole moment CH3F OR CH3CL?EXPLAIN

which has highest dipole moment CH3F OR CH3CL?EXPLAIN

Grade:12

2 Answers

vijesh jayan
49 Points
10 years ago

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.

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vikas askiitian expert
509 Points
10 years ago

dipole moment depends on distance between atoms so CH3Cl has highest dipole moment than CH3F coz as the size of Cl is very large compared to F ...

dipole moment also depend on charge separation which is increased by electronegativity so

even electronegativity of florine is more but it is comparable to electronegativity of Cl so here

size of atom is dominating factor ...

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