Problem: Does the molecule BF2Cl have a dipole moment?

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(1) B is the least electronegative atom → B is central atom


(2): The total number of valence electrons present in BF2Cl


            Group              Valence Electrons

B          3A                   1 × 3 e3 e

F          7A                    2 × 7 e14 e

Cl         7A                    1 × 7 e7 e

Total:  24 valence e


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Does the molecule BF2Cl have a dipole moment?

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