Asked Nov 18, 2019

Is dichloromethane (CH2Cl2) polar or non-polar? Explain.


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The bonds in CH2Cl2 are polar due to electronegativity difference between C and H and C and Cl. The structure of CH2Cl2 is tetrahedral as shown in the figure.


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Since the structure of dichloromethane is not completely symmetrical as shown, hence the dipole moment ...

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