H2S and HCl

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Aneri Chouhan
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H2S and HCl

Postby Aneri Chouhan » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:18 am

Why is H2S more polar than HCl if Cl is more electronegative than S?

Burgoon_Sofia_1O
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Re: H2S and HCl

Postby Burgoon_Sofia_1O » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:32 am

The reason has to do with the bent geometry of the H2S molecule as compared to the linear geometry of the HCl. Also, H2S has a higher boiling point than H2S which means that the bond strength is higher and therefore more polar. Hope this helps!


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