(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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How can we determine the polarity just from the VSPER formula?? Pls explain
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you can't tell polarity just from the VSEPR formula. You need the VSEPR model to tell the shape.
William Chan 1D
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You can use VSEPR to determine the shape, some of which can more easily lead to polarization than others. In general, though, you need to know the electronegativity of the atoms.
Yazmin Bocanegra 3L
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VSEPR is used to determine the shape and once you have the shape, you can determine the polarity from there!
Maika Ngoie 1B
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The VSEPR shape would be a better indication of polarity, a little trick to remember is that lone pairs will make a molecule polar, but it is always a good idea to draw the shape
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