Lewis Structures and Polarity

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Sydney Pell 2E
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Lewis Structures and Polarity

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:55 pm

Does the polarity/dipole moments of molecules play a role when we draw its Lewis structure?

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Re: Lewis Structures and Polarity

Postby sbeall_1C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:04 pm

Hi!

You can label the dipoles and polarity on a Lewis structure by using an arrow pointing toward the more negative atom, as the electron is being pulled toward that atom, and is creating a negative charge on that atom.

I don't believe that polarity directly affects the drawing of Lewis structures as long as you label the dipoles and indicate the direction of the polarity!


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