Polarity

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jane_ni_2d
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Polarity

Postby jane_ni_2d » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:13 pm

When we draw Lewis structures of polarizable things, should we label within the Lewis structure which ends is more polar?

Isabel Nakoud 4D
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Re: Polarity

Postby Isabel Nakoud 4D » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:16 pm

It doesn't hurt. You can demonstrate this through an arrow that points the direction the electrons are being pulled. On exams and homework problems, the instructions will likely specify when you should demonstrate polarity.

Tuong Nguyen 2I
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Re: Polarity

Postby Tuong Nguyen 2I » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:51 pm

You might want to draw out the polarity ends when it comes to drawing multiple molecules that have an effect on each other (ie induced dipole-dipole). It'll just help with understanding what makes a molecule polar and the correlation between electrons and polarity.

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Re: Polarity

Postby Nicolette_Canlian_2L » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:47 pm

is the polarity determined only by the electronegativity of an atom, or are there other factors that contribute?


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