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Which of the following is a polar molecule?

(A) All of them are

(B) SO2

(C) PCl3

(D) CH3Cl

(E) O3
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Option (B) SO2 is an asymmetric molecule.  So, this molecule is polar in nature because the bond dipoles do not cancel each other.

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Option (C) PCl3 is an asymmetric molecule and it has trigonal pyramidal structure.  So, this molecule is polar in nature because the bond dipoles do not cancel each other.

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Option (D) Chloromethane has a tetrahedral geometry.  Chorine has more electronegative than compared to hydrogen and c...

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