Polar and Non polar covalent bonds in lewis structures

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Polar and Non polar covalent bonds in lewis structures

Postby 305339018 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:00 am

Do we need to identify polar and non polar covalent bonds in lewis structures?

Kevin Liu 1J
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Re: Polar and Non polar covalent bonds in lewis structures

Postby Kevin Liu 1J » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:10 am

I'm not too sure what you mean, but we are sometimes asked to indicate partial positive and negative charges, which is an indication of whether or not the bond is polar.

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Re: Polar and Non polar covalent bonds in lewis structures

Postby Noah Canio 3C » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:31 am

You don't necessarily have to define them as such, but understanding that some compounds are either polar or non-polar would help you understand the composition of a given compound. If they're polar, then they're represented with "dipole moments," as there's going to be a portion of the compound that holds on to electrons more tightly (the more electronegative atom) than the other part of the compound.

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Re: Polar and Non polar covalent bonds in lewis structures

Postby emwoodc » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:09 am

defining them is not very necessary but knowing what it means should be helpful.

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Re: Polar and Non polar covalent bonds in lewis structures

Postby 005384106 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:11 am

How do you know if a molecule is polar covalent or non polar?

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Re: Polar and Non polar covalent bonds in lewis structures

Postby 005384106 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:11 am

How do you identify the partial charge in a compound?


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