Problem: The substance chlorine monoxide, ClO (g), is important in atmospheric processes that lead to depletion of the ozone layer. The ClO molecule has has an experimental dipole moment of 1.24 D and the Cl - O bond length is 1.60 Å.Based on the electronegativities of the elements, which atom would you expect to have a partial negative charge in the ClO molecule?

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The substance chlorine monoxide, ClO (g), is important in atmospheric processes that lead to depletion of the ozone layer. The ClO molecule has has an experimental dipole moment of 1.24 D and the Cl - O bond length is 1.60 Å.

Based on the electronegativities of the elements, which atom would you expect to have a partial negative charge in the ClO molecule?

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