, often, conversing with you on the these boards is disappointing, because you make up random facts, that don't fit the topic, and/or are just flat out wrong, and I'd hate to have other students believe them, but I feel like I'd be wasting my time trying to convince you. I don't want to discourage you from learning however, so I'll try to take this word salad of yours point by point.
2 opposite and equal dipoles means 0 dipole moment.Wunderbar
. A cogent and apt appellation of chemical concepts.
However it does have a quadrupole moment because of the 2 dipoles. This is how CO2 is.
Sorry, but I believe most textbooks would agree that it doesn't have a dipole because the molecule is linear. Compare water, which has a similar arrangement of atoms, but is a dipole, because the molecule is bent. Likewise ammonia. And quadrupole, with regard to molecules, is just a made up term. Please try to realize this.
and I know that CO2 reacts with water to form carbonic acid. That is how come when you leave water sitting out for a whole day it is significantly more acidic.
Hexamine doesn't really have a dipole moment so to speak or really any significant dipoles in the bonds but it significantly dissolves in water.
equating dipole moment with polarity is thus not always helpful when talking about solubility.
Valid and clear then. We'll agree therefore, not to mix these concepts in our discussion. You will notice, you did just this, at the beginning of the thread:
C=O. Okay the carbonyl carbon is partially positive and thus carbonyls are polar. O=C=O is like 2 of these bonded together so wouldn't it be that you would have an even more positive carbon and 2 partially negative oxygens causing O=C=O to be polar?
I mean this would explain why more of this dissolves in water than O2 and makes water more acidic than O2 does.
The combined opposed dipole moments give the whole molecule a quadrupole moment meaning that if there is a 4-pole electric field with positive at north and south and negative at east and west, the CO2 molecule will tend to turn to a north-south orientation. This is because of the negative oxygen being attracted to the north and south poles and the positive carbon being attracted to the the east and west poles. Larger molecules may have hexapole, octupole or higher moments with progressively less effect.
But in this sense of quadrupole moments CO2 is polar since there is a specific orientation of it in the electric field.
This is completely made up, and has no bearing on the discussion at hand.