Dipole Moments :arises from electronegativity differences between atoms
: points from lower to higher electronegativity
Given Lewis Structure:
The molecule shown here is difluoromethane (CH2F2), which is used as a refrigerant called R-32.
If the molecule is polar, which of the following describes the direction of the overall dipole moment vector in the molecule:
(i) from the carbon atom toward a fluorine atom
(ii) from the carbon atom to a point midway between the fluorine atoms
(iii) from the carbon atom to a point midway between the hydrogen atoms
(iv) from the carbon atom toward a hydrogen atom?
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