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Homework Help: Calculating dipole moments

  1. Nov 19, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    r-bond length (in anströms)
    q-charge (in debyes)
    CO2 r(CO)=1.1867 q(C)=1.1352 q(O)=-0.5676
    angle between them is 120 deg

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know I have to make vectors and then add them, but I dont know how to make the vectors. I know the angle in CO2 is 180, just need to find the dipole moment if the angle was 120.
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  3. Nov 19, 2008 #2


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    Try http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/GBSSCI/PHYS/Class/vectors/u3l1b.html" [Broken] site.
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