4.25 (b)- Polarity

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4.25 (b)- Polarity

Postby 804980216 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:47 pm

I don't understand why CCl4 is polar? I thought when the central atom doesn't have lone pairs it is considered non-polar? Thank you !

Alexia Joseph 2B
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Re: 4.25 (b)- Polarity

Postby Alexia Joseph 2B » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:02 pm

The bonds between the C and Cl are polar because there is a large dipole due to the difference in electronegativity, but the molecule itself is nonpolar.

Jessica Wakefield 1H
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Re: 4.25 (b)- Polarity

Postby Jessica Wakefield 1H » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:14 pm

The solutions manual says that 4.25b is nonpolar.

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