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I Polarized Molecule Between Charged plates

  1. Aug 30, 2016 #1
    If a polarised molecule, e.g NH3 or H20 (Vapour molecule) or Butane is between two plates, of opposite charge,
    would the charges serve to trap the molecule between the plates?
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  3. Aug 30, 2016 #2


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    Thread difficulty level changed from "A" (graduate school) to "I" (undergraduate).

    What do you think will happen? The field strength between charged plates is uniform / flat, at least away from the very edges of the plate. What does a uniform E-field do to a polar molecule?
  4. Aug 31, 2016 #3
    Yes, this is precisely the question I have asked.
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