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Bent Structures

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:04 pm
by Kate_Santoso_4F
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?

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:06 pm
by Caitlin_Murphy_3C
I believe all bent molecules are polar due asymmetry caused by the lone pair(s) located on the central atom.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm
by Marcela Udave 1F
Yes, they are all polar.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm
by Vana Mirzakhani 3I
I believe it will be appropriate to say so if electronegative difference exists, resulting in polarity.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 am
by Ricardo Martin 1J
Yes bent structures are polar.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:40 am
by Julia Jones 1G
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.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:03 am
by Jaifreen_Bhangu_3K
Yes, they're polar.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:22 am
by Phil Timoteo 1K
Yes because all bent molecules are polar.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:53 pm
by Anmol_cheema_2F
Due to the shape, they are polar.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:07 pm
by Jchellis 1I
How do we know the bond angles of bent structures?

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:16 pm
by 305115396
It's hard to specifically calculate bond angles but just know that bent structures that have more lone pairs will have a smaller angle.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:24 pm
by josephperez_2C
They are all polar.

Re: Bent Structures

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:47 pm
by Diana Sandoval 1K
Yes they are all polar because they have lone pairs that won't cancel out.