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I was looking online for the components for the dipole moment vector of water in the molecular frame. Does anyone know what the values would be for $\mu_x$, $\mu_y$ and $\mu_z$ for a water molecule in the gas phase at around room temperature if the oxygen atom was located at the origin with the line of symmetry between the two O-H bonds running through the z-axis?

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  • $\begingroup$ That would depend on how the molecule is oriented relative to the three axes, which you haven’t specified. $\endgroup$ – G. Smith Oct 13 '19 at 15:58

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