Molecules with more than 2 different elements

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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ConnorRazmaDis2I
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Molecules with more than 2 different elements

Postby ConnorRazmaDis2I » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:54 pm

Is there a rule that states when a molecule has more than 2 elements in it the molecule becomes polar?

Kavya Juwadi 3C
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Re: Molecules with more than 2 different elements

Postby Kavya Juwadi 3C » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:57 pm

An atom with the same element would not be polar because there would be no difference in electronegativity.

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Re: Molecules with more than 2 different elements

Postby 305113590 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:06 pm

There isn't necessarily a rule for that, but you can identify many things, such as symmetry (symmetry=nonpolar, asymmetry=polar), electronegativity, and shape.

Sydney Stump
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Re: Molecules with more than 2 different elements

Postby Sydney Stump » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:10 pm

No, it is not a rule because polarity depends not on the amount of elements but the characteristics of the elements.


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