Polarity

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

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Gisela F Ramirez 2H
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Polarity

Postby Gisela F Ramirez 2H » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:13 am

Will a lone pair in the shape automatically make the compound polar?

Simran Rai 4E
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Re: Polarity

Postby Simran Rai 4E » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:19 am

No, if there's multiple lone pairs, their magnitude/direction can cancel out leaving you with a non polar molecule.

Jacqueline Duong 1H
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Re: Polarity

Postby Jacqueline Duong 1H » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:53 pm

Not necessarily, the lone pairs just means that there's more of a repulsion and the shape changes.


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