Problem: How many of the following molecules are polar? Hint: All of the bonds in these molecules are polar except for the C=S bond.PCl5     OCS     SeCl 2A) 2B) 3C) 1D) 0

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Draw the Lewis structure of the molecules and figure out the dipoles and analyze if it will be polar or not.


To do so, we first need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in the molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Draw dipole arrows for each bond.

Step 5: Determine the polarity of the molecule.


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How many of the following molecules are polar? Hint: All of the bonds in these molecules are polar except for the C=S bond.

PCl5     OCS     SeCl 2

A) 2

B) 3

C) 1

D) 0

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