David C. Collins earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Weber State University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Brigham Young University in 2001. After a short stint as an assistant professor at Weber State University teaching forensic science, he worked as an assistant professor of chemistry at Colorado State University - Pueblo from 2003-2006. While in Colorado, he additionally worked summers as a visiting scientist at Palmar Technologies. Currently he teaches chemistry and conducts separation science research at Brigham Young University - Idaho. Publications include many scientific articles and forensic science educational material. David has a great interest in chemistry pedagogy. He was honored in 2005 with the Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, and in 2013 with an Exemplary Faculty Award from Brigham Young University - Idaho. https://www.numerade.com/educators/profile/bbdavid-c-14/
Use the dipole moments of HF and HCl (given at the end of the problem) together with the percent ionic character of each bond (Figure 5.5) to estimate the bond length in each molecule. How well does your estimated bond length agree with the bond length in Table 5.4?