# Interpreting Dipole Moment from a MNDO calculation

*From*: "DAVID W. EWING (216) 397-4742" <EWING-0at0-JCVAXA.JCU.EDU>
*Subject*: Interpreting Dipole Moment from a MNDO calculation
*Date*: Mon, 7 Dec 1992 15:39 EST

I would like to calculate dipole moments using MNDO, so I began by looking
at some small molecules to see what I could see, using MNDO that comes with
Gaussian 92. For HCl, MNDO gives 0.581 D (HF/DZP is 1.46, exp. is 1.08)
and for H2O, MNDO gives 0.701 D (HF/DZP is 2.26, exp. is 1.85). Am I
reading the MNDO output wrong?
Thanks!
Dave Ewing
John Carroll University
ewing-0at0-jcvaxa.jcu.edu