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Offline Jutpinky

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Polarity of Propan-1-ol vs Propan-2-ol
« on: June 13, 2021, 08:23:06 PM »
Based on the two structures, I think Propan-1-ol is more polar because the electrons are drawn to the end of the molecule creating more of an unequal electron distribution. 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.

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