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Rakhi Ratanjee 1D
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Postby Rakhi Ratanjee 1D » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:26 am

Why is SiO2 polar?

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Re: SiO2

Postby 704887365 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:34 am

SiO2 forms a covalent network, and is not molecular. Silicon dioxide does not form individual molecules, and there are no double bonds. Silicon dioxide forms a tetrahedral network of silicon atoms bonded to 4 oxygen atoms so as a whole (if there were 4 Si-O bonds), then the system as a whole would be non polar.

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Re: SiO2

Postby Silvino Jimenez 1A » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:43 am

SiO2 is Polar because the dipole moments do not cancel each other. If the dipole momements cancel it is non-polar.

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