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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
Molecular Polarity
Intermolecular Forces
Intermolecular Forces and Physical Properties
Clausius-Clapeyron Equation
Phase Diagrams
Heating and Cooling Curves
Atomic, Ionic, and Molecular Solids
Crystalline Solids
Simple Cubic Unit Cell
Body Centered Cubic Unit Cell
Face Centered Cubic Unit Cell

Polarity of chemical bonds happen in molecules when there is an unequal sharing of electrons. 

Molecular Polarity

Concept #1: Molecular Polarity & Perfect Shapes

Both a molecule's shape and bond polarity can affect its overall polarity. 

Concept #2: Molecular Polarity

Perfect Shape I: When the central element has no lone pairs and has the same surrounding elements then usually the molecule is nonpolar. 

Perfect Shape II: When the central element has same surrounding elements and has a linear or square planar geometry.

Example #1: Determine if carbon tetrachloride, CCl4, is polar or nonpolar.

Practice: Determine if the compound of BCl2F is polar or nonpolar.

Practice: Determine if phosphorus trihydride, PH3, is polar or nonpolar.

Practice: Which of the following compounds is/are nonpolar?

I. COF2                    II. ICl2                    III. XeF4                    IV. C8H18

Practice: Determine if disulfur dichloride, S2Cl2, is polar or nonpolar.