Test 4 Question about Dipole

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Test 4 Question about Dipole

Postby JasonNovik3A » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:46 pm

How does O3 have a dipole moment? This makes no sense ..

Jonathan Tangonan 1E
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Re: Test 4 Question about Dipole

Postby Jonathan Tangonan 1E » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:09 pm

03 has a trigonal planar arrangement but has a lone pair so the actual shape is bent. Because of the lone pair occupying one of regions of high electron density, the dipole moment is not cancelled out and is therefore polar.


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