Problem: The molecule shown here is difluoromethane (CH2F2), which is used as a refrigerant called R-32.Would the molecule have a nonzero dipole moment?

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F is more electronegative than C → dipole moment on the direction of F

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The molecule shown here is difluoromethane (CH2F2), which is used as a refrigerant called R-32.
A carbon is single bonded left and right, angled above, to F, and below, angled in and out of the page , to H.
Would the molecule have a nonzero dipole moment?

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