CO2 and H20

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Tyler Angtuaco 1G
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CO2 and H20

Postby Tyler Angtuaco 1G » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:33 pm

Which intermolecular forces arise between CO2 and H20, considering the fact CO2 is not a dipole? Can hydrogen bonds even form between the oxygen atoms of CO2 and the hydrogen atoms of H20?
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Vanessa Chuang 4F
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Re: CO2 and H20

Postby Vanessa Chuang 4F » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:42 pm

Hydrogen bonds cannot form between CO2 and H2O. The only forces that would occur between them are induced dipole-dipole forces because CO2 is nonpolar and H2O is polar. Hydrogen bonds can only form between a hydrogen attached to a F, O, or N atom and a F, O, or N atom that has a lone pair.

Jorge Ramirez_4H
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Re: CO2 and H20

Postby Jorge Ramirez_4H » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:15 pm

Why is co2 non polar? isn't based on electronegativity?

Matt Sanruk 2H
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Re: CO2 and H20

Postby Matt Sanruk 2H » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:48 pm

Would the dipole moments cancel out?

Ashley Tran 2I
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Re: CO2 and H20

Postby Ashley Tran 2I » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:06 pm

Jorge Ramirez_4H wrote:Why is co2 non polar? isn't based on electronegativity?


CO2 is non polar because the dipoles cancel out. The difference in electronegativity between C and O are in equal magnitude and opposite direction.


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