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I though BH2 would be polar, but apparently it is nonpolar. Can someone explain why BH2 is nonpolar?
Rida Ismail 2E
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BH2+ would be non polar because it is linear. BH2 itself would have a radical because B has 3 lone e- and H each has 1e-
Which would be a total of 5e-.
BH2- would be bend because it has 6e- so 4e- are bonding and there are 1 lone pair on B.
Angela Patel 2J
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The polar bonds cancel each other out because the molecule has a linear shape. Always take shape into consideration when thinking about whether a molecule is polar or nonpolar!
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