Problem: What would you expect for the magnitude and direction of the bond dipoles in this series: BH4–, CH4, NH4+?

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Molecular geometry can determine molecular polarity

  • polar  has net dipole 


BH4, CH4, NH4+4 H atoms bonded to central atom

  • AX4  tetrahedral  nonpolar no net dipole moment
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What would you expect for the magnitude and direction of the bond dipoles in this series: BH4, CH4, NH4+?