(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Even though shape of linear is non polar if there are different atoms on each side of the central atom then even if the shape is non polar there will be unequal dipoles and therefore the molecule can be polar an example might be HCN.
Riya Sood 4C wrote:Are linear shapes always nonpolar ? are there any exceptions?
linear shapes are only nonpolar if both atoms bonded to the central atom exhibit the same amount of potential energy.
In the example of HCN, N exhibits a partial negative charge while H exhibits a partial positive charge as N has more electrons and therefore has a stronger pull. As a result, this is a polar molecule with a linear shape
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