Asked Sep 7, 2019

How can you indicate whether the molecule is polar or nonpolar? (In terms of the Lewis Dot structures)


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Step 1

Polar molecules have positive and negative ends (charges) while non-polar molecules don’t because their charges cancel out.

Molecular geometry is the arrangement of bonded atoms.  If no lone pairs are present, the molecular geometry is the identical to the electron domain geometry.

Step 2

The molecular shape of a molecule tells whether it is polar or not

For example: non-polar molecule,


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Step 3

In this, the S atom is bonded to two oxygen atom by a single bond and to one oxygen atom by a double bond.   Thus, there are three electron domains around the O.  Ac...

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