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

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Brice McKeown 3D
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Postby Brice McKeown 3D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:50 pm

When a molecule has the VESPR formula of AX4E2, and all of the attached atoms here the same, is the molecule that is square planar non polar because all of the dipoles cancel each other out? Or do the lone pairs being on either axis have some effect that makes it polar?

Zenita Leang 2K
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Re: AX4E2

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:02 pm

Lone pairs don't affect in this orientation so it would be non polar.

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