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`"p" = q*(d)`

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This **Dipole Moment** equation is used to compute the Dipole Moment**(p)** in an electric field with a uniform charge(**q**) and distance(**d**)

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

**(q)**The magnitude of the two charges**(d)**The distance between the two charges/atoms

**Dipole Moment(p):** The equation returns the dipole moment(p) of an electric field in Coulomb-Meter's. However, this can be automatically converted to other force units via the pull-down menu.

The Dipole Moment equation is used in both Chemistry and Physics. In Chemistry it is primarily used to find the polar nature of a chemical bond. If the dipole moment has a value of zero, then the two atoms are non-polar. If the dipole moment has a number greater than zero, then the two atoms are polar. In Physics the dipole moment affects how a substance responds to an external electric field. It also affects the dielectric constant and the conductivity.

The Dipole Moment equation is a relationship between the magnitude of the two atoms or charges and the distance separated between them:

where

**(p)**is the dipole moment**(q)**is the magnitude of the two charges**(d)**is the distance between the two charges/atoms