(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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I thought that linear shaped molecules can’t have dipole moments. How is O2 an exception to this?
Rachana Jayaraman 1H
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O2 does not have dipole moments because there is no difference in electronegativity between the 2 O atoms. That's why O2 is nonpolar.
Julia Jones 1G
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Because the oxygen molecule has 2 oxygen molecules that are stuck together so they are non polar. They can’t have a dipole moment because they have the same electronegativity.
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O2 is not an exception, necessarily. All diatomic molecules are nonpolar.
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O2 is actually nonpolar. Since there's no dipole.
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