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To compute for electric dipole moment, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are **Magnitude of Each Dipole (q)** and **Distance of Separation (d).**

The formula for calculating electric dipole moment:

p = qd

Where:

p = Electric Dipole Moment

q = Magnitude of Each Dipole

d = Distance of Separation

Let’s solve an example;

Find the electric dipole moment when the magnitude of each dipole is 21 and the distance of seperation is 7.

This implies that;

q = Magnitude of Each Dipole = 21

d = Distance of Separation = 7

p = qd

p = (21)(7)

p = 147

Therefore, the **electric dipole moment **is **147 C-m.**

**Calculating the Magnitude of Each Dipole when the Electric Dipole Moment and the Distance of Separation is Given.**

q = ^{p} / _{d}

Where:

q = Magnitude of Each Dipole

p = Electric Dipole Moment

d = Distance of Separation

Let’s solve an example;

Given that, the electric dipole moment is 12 and the distance of seperation is 4. Find the magnitude of each dipole?

This implies that;

p = Electric Dipole Moment = 12

d = Distance of Separation = 4

q = ^{p} / _{d}

q = ^{12} / _{4}

q = 3

Therefore, the **magnitude of each dipole **is **3.**

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