(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
4 posts • Page 1 of 1
If one atom of a molecule that has the same number of atoms all around has a double bond or more, does it have a larger dipole moment, making the molecule polar? For instance, NO3-? I understand NO3 is an atom, but generally speaking, does the double bond on one of the oxygen atoms make the whole molecule polar as it has a larger dipole moment or does the double bond not mean anything?
I think a double bond will make the molecule more polar, say in C=O compared to C—O, as the C=O has a π bond. But for NO3-, the resonance hybrid structure would have it's partial charges cancel out, resulting in a nonpolar molecule.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest