1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Molecules of carbon monoxide are permanent electric dipoles due to unequal sharing of electrons between the carbon and oxygen atoms. The figure shows the distance and charges. Suppose a carbon monoxide molecule with a horizontal axis is in a vertical electric field of strength 15000 N/C. The picture they provide is one of 2 circles connected together in a linear line with C on the left and O on the right. The diagram shows them to be .11 nm apart from each other. The C has a +3.4E-21 charge and the O has a -3.4E-21 charge. A. What is the magnitude of the net force on the molecule? B. What is the magnitude of the torque on the molecule? 2. Relevant equations F = eE Torque = qEL 3. The attempt at a solution Ok, so part A I got right. I just used the F = eE equation and got the answer 2.4E-15 and thought that I would be using this for part B. In part B my book shows the equation qEL = torque. It says that qE is the magnitude of the electric force and L is the length they are from each other. Torque = (2.4E-15 N) * (1.1E-10 m) = 2.64 E -25 This isn't right though. What am I doing wrong? I really appreciate the help!