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showing that the dipole moment vector is directed from the negative charge to the positive charge because the position vector of a point is directed outward from the origin to that point. … Thus, the value of p is independent of the choice of reference point, provided the overall charge of the system is zero.

## Do dipoles go from positive to negative?

The convention in chemistry is that **the arrow representing the dipole moment goes from positive to negative**. Physicist tend to use the opposite orientation. The vector points from positive to negative, on both the molecular (net) dipole moment and the individual bond dipoles.

## Why is dipole moment always positive?

In chemistry dipole moment topic is concerned about bonding and happens due **to difference in electronegativity**(tendency to pull -ve charges ) . To attend balance charges move away from lesser electronegative atom to more electronegative atom ,thus resulting positive and negative poles simultaneously .

## How do you determine the direction of a dipole moment?

Answer: The direction of dipole moment is from **negative to positive charge**.

## Does electric field go from negative to positive?

Electric field lines always extend from **a positively charged object to a negatively charged object**, from a positively charged object to infinity, or from infinity to a negatively charged object. Electric field lines never cross each other.

## How does dipole behave in electric field?

In an electric field a dipole **undergoes a torque, tending to rotate so that its axis becomes aligned with the direction of the electric field**. … The electric dipole moment, a vector, is directed along the line from negative charge toward positive charge.

## What is SI unit of electric dipole moment?

The SI composite unit of electric dipole moment is **the ampere second meter**.

## Is electric dipole moment scalar or vector?

Electric dipole moment is a **vector quantity** and it is represented as →p=q×→d in vector form.

## What dipole means?

1a : **a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles of opposite sign separated** especially by a small distance. b : a body or system (such as a molecule) having such charges or poles.

## What is called electric dipole?

An electric dipole is **a pair of equal and opposite charges separated by a considerably short distance**. In an electric dipole, the magnitude of both the charges will be the same, we can not consider a pair of two charges with different magnitudes.

## What is dipole moment what is its SI unit class 11?

The dipole moment of a dipole is defined as the product of one of the charges and the distance between them. The SI composite unit of electric dipole moment is **the ampere second meter**.