Problem: CH3 F is a polar molecule, even though the tetrahedral geometry often leads to nonpolar molecules.Explain why the molecule CH3 F is polar.

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Carbon (EN = 2.55) is less electronegative than fluorine (EN = 3.98) so C goes in the center of the Lewis structure. The Lewis structure for CH3F is:

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CH3 F is a polar molecule, even though the tetrahedral geometry often leads to nonpolar molecules.

Explain why the molecule CH3 F is polar.

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