Bent Structures

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

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Bent Structures

Postby Kate_Santoso_4F » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:04 pm

Would it be appropriate to say that all bent or angular moleculars are polar? Because even if the atoms are the same (such as in ozone, O3), the molecule is still polar, or is ozone just a special case?

Caitlin_Murphy_3C
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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Caitlin_Murphy_3C » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:06 pm

I believe all bent molecules are polar due asymmetry caused by the lone pair(s) located on the central atom.

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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Marcela Udave 1F » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm

Yes, they are all polar.

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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Vana Mirzakhani 3I » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm

I believe it will be appropriate to say so if electronegative difference exists, resulting in polarity.

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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Ricardo Martin 1J » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 am

Yes bent structures are polar.

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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Julia Jones 1G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:40 am

I believe it is appropriate to saw all bent structures are polar due to their shape. There will always be a net electronegativity pointing in one direction since they cannot cancel each other due to the bond angle.

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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Jaifreen_Bhangu_3K » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:03 am

Yes, they're polar.

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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Phil Timoteo 1K » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:22 am

Yes because all bent molecules are polar.

Anmol_cheema_2F
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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Anmol_cheema_2F » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:53 pm

Due to the shape, they are polar.

Jchellis 1I
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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Jchellis 1I » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:07 pm

How do we know the bond angles of bent structures?

305115396
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Re: Bent Structures

Postby 305115396 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:16 pm

It's hard to specifically calculate bond angles but just know that bent structures that have more lone pairs will have a smaller angle.

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Re: Bent Structures

Postby josephperez_2C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:24 pm

They are all polar.

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Re: Bent Structures

Postby Diana Sandoval 1K » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Yes they are all polar because they have lone pairs that won't cancel out.


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