- TL;DR Summary
- Dipole moment of propan-2-ol is higher but based on the molecular structure, I think propan-2-ol should be less polar.
Based on the two structures, I think Propan-1-ol is more polar because the electrons are drawn to the end of the molecule while propan-2-ol has electrons drawn to the center of the molecule (less of an unequal electron distribution in the molecule). However when looking at the dipole moment I see that propan-1-ol has a dipole moment of 1.487022 debye while propan-2-ol has a dipole moment of 1.555496. Can someone explain this to me.