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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
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Textbook Problem

What is the most polar bond in the molecule?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The most polar bond in the given molecule should be identified.

Concept Introduction:

Polar molecule: The molecule with atoms bonded with different electronegativity. Dipole moment is used to measure the polarity of the molecule.

Polarity of a molecule is measured in term of dipole moment.

Dipole moment for a polar molecule is non-zero and for a non-polar molecule dipole moment is zero.

Electronegativity: It is defined as the capacity of the atom to abstract the pair of electrons towards itself results to have high negative charge.

Explanation

The most polar bond in the given molecules is O-H since there is large electronegativity difference between oxygen and hydrogen. The oxygen atom in O-H

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