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6th Edition 4.29

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:36 pm
by Beatrice Petelo 1F
How can you determine whether or not the three different structures are polar or nonpolar?
Also, how can the dipole moment be determined based on the figures?

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Re: 6th Edition 4.29

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:40 pm
by Elena Saab 4A
The first 2 structures are both polar because the Chlorine are very electronegative and would pull the dipole moments heavily towards the side they are on. In the third structure, the Chlorines are placed opposite each other and cancelling each other's dipole moment.

Re: 6th Edition 4.29

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:14 pm
by Brandon Mo 4K
If the dipole moments cancel each other then the molecule will be nonpolar.