Are these correct?Polar chemicalsBromine trichloride (BrCl3)Bromine pentafluoride (BrF5)Sulfur dioxide (SO2)Sulfur tetrachloride (SCl4)Oxygen difluoride (OF2)Silicon tetrafluoride (SiF4)Nonpolar chemicals Beryllium chloride (BeCl2)Nitrogen trichloride (NCl3)Arsenic pentafluoride (AsF5)Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)Boron trihydride (BH3)Krypton difluoride (KrF2)Krypton tetrachloride (KrCl4)

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  • Polar chemicals
    • Bromine trichloride (BrCl3)
    • Bromine pentafluoride (BrF5)
    • Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
    • Sulfur tetrachloride (SCl4)
    • Oxygen difluoride (OF2)
    • Silicon tetrafluoride (SiF4)
  • Nonpolar chemicals 
    • Beryllium chloride (BeCl2)
    • Nitrogen trichloride (NCl3)
    • Arsenic pentafluoride (AsF5)
    • Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)
    • Boron trihydride (BH3)
    • Krypton difluoride (KrF2)
    • Krypton tetrachloride (KrCl4)
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Step 1

Polar compounds are the compounds which possess some magnitude of net dipole moment. Out of all the given compounds, such compounds are listed as,

(i) Bromine trichloride (BrCl3)

(ii) Bromine pentafluoride (BrF5)

(iii) Sulfur dioxide (SO2)

(iv) Sulfur tetrachloride (SCl4)

(v) Oxygen difluoride (OF2)

(vi) Nitrogen trichloride (NCl3)

Step 2

Non-polar compounds are the compounds which have zero net dipole moment. Out of all the given compounds, such compounds are listed as,

(i) Silicon tetrafluoride (SiF4)

(ii) Beryllium chloride (BeCl2)

(iii) Arsenic pentafluoride (AsF5)...

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