Problem: Describe the charge distribution in this molecule.OF2 Oa) δ+b) δ-Fa) δ+b) δ-

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Determine charge distribution in OF2:


Step 1Central atom: O (EN = 3.5) is less electronegative than F (EN = 4)


  • EN difference between O-F =  0.5  polar covalent bond.


Recall that dipole arrows point towards the more electronegative atom


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Describe the charge distribution in this molecule.

OF


O

a) δ+

b) δ-

F

a) δ+

b) δ-

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