(also debye unit)
Definition of debye in English:
A unit used to express electric dipole moments of molecules. One debye is equal to 3.336 × 1030 coulomb meter.
- The unit assigned to dipole moments is the debye.
- Similarly, the dipole moment of methanol, another extremely polar substance, is only 2.9 debyes.
- A dipole moment of less than or equal to 1 debyes is preferred.
early 20th century: named after Debye, Peter.
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