O3

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104922499 1F
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O3

Postby 104922499 1F » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:14 am

Is O3 linear or bent?

104922499 1F
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Re: O3

Postby 104922499 1F » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:15 am

and is it polar or nonpolar?

Nisarg Shah 1C
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Re: O3

Postby Nisarg Shah 1C » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:48 pm

O3 is polar and bent because there it has a resonance structure with one double bond and one single bond, so there is a dipole moment towards terminal single bonded O (it has a formal charge of -1). There is also a lone pair on the central atom giving it a bent shape.


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