Dipole Moment
Burdick & Jackson solvents are arranged in order of increasing dipole moment, the mathematical product of the distance between the centers of charge in the molecule multiplied by the magnitude of the charge (at 25C unless otherwise indicated).

 
  Dipole Moment (D)
Cyclohexane 0 (20C)
Cyclopentane 0
Heptane 0
Iso-Octane 0 (20C)
   
Pentane 0
Hexane 0.08
Toluene 0.31 (20C)
1,4-Dioxane 0.45
o-Xylene 0.45
   
Dichloromethane 1.14
Chloroform 1.15
Ethyl Ether 1.15 (20C)
Methyl t-Butyl Ether 1.32
Chlorobenzene 1.54
   
Ethyl Alcohol 1.66 (20C)
Isopropyl Alcohol 1.66 (30C)
Glyme 1.71
n-Butyl Alcohol 1.75
Tetrahydrofuran 1.75
   
Isobutyl Alcohol 1.79
Ethylene Dichloride 1.83
n-Butyl Acetate 1.84 (22C)
Water 1.87 (20C)
Ethyl Acetate 1.88
   
n-Butyl Chloride 1.90
2-Methoxyethanol 2.04
o-Dichlorobenzene 2.14 (20C)
Pyridine 2.37
Acetone 2.69 (20C)
   
Methyl n-Propyl Ketone 2.70 (20C)
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 2.76
Methanol 2.87 (20C)
n-Propyl Alcohol 3.09 (20C)
Acetonitrile 3.44 (20C)
   
Dimethyl Acetamide 3.72
N,N-Dimethylformamide 3.86
N-Methylpyrrolidone 4.09 (30C)
Dimethyl Sulfoxide 4.1
Propylene Carbonate 4.94 (20C)


Not included:

Isopropyl Myristate
Methyl Isoamyl Ketone
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
Petroleum Ether
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane
Triethylamine
Trifluoroacetic Acid