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Which one has a greater dipole moment: benzamide or benzoic acid?

If you compare formic acid (1.415 D) and formamide (3.71 D) you note that the amide has the larger dipole moment, ie there appears to be a trend. If you add a ring it has a secondary (minor) effect of ...
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Which one has a greater dipole moment: benzamide or benzoic acid?

In this case, the lone pairs of both Nitrogen(Benzamide) and Oxygen(Benzoic acid) are in conjugation. Hence, when delocalization of electrons take place, a partial positive charge develops on both of ...
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