6th Edition 4.29

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Beatrice Petelo 1F
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6th Edition 4.29

Postby Beatrice Petelo 1F » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:36 pm

How can you determine whether or not the three different structures are polar or nonpolar?
Also, how can the dipole moment be determined based on the figures?


Elena Saab 4A
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Re: 6th Edition 4.29

Postby Elena Saab 4A » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:40 pm

The first 2 structures are both polar because the Chlorine are very electronegative and would pull the dipole moments heavily towards the side they are on. In the third structure, the Chlorines are placed opposite each other and cancelling each other's dipole moment.

Brandon Mo 4K
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Re: 6th Edition 4.29

Postby Brandon Mo 4K » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:14 pm

If the dipole moments cancel each other then the molecule will be nonpolar.

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