Problem: CH3F is a polar molecule, even though the tetrahedral geometry often leads to nonpolar molecules. Draw the Lewis structure of CH3F.

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Total valence e-: 4 + 3(1) + 7 = 14 e-


C prefers 4 bonds

H prefers 1 bond

F prefers 1 bond


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CH3F is a polar molecule, even though the tetrahedral geometry often leads to nonpolar molecules. Draw the Lewis structure of CH3F.

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