Problem: All four of the silicon-chlorine single bonds in SiCl4 are polar. In which direction should the polarity arrows point?a. to the rightb. to the leftc. toward the central silicon atomd. away from the central silicon atom

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We are being asked to determine the direction where the polarity arrows point


Recall that polarity arrows point to the more electronegative atom in a bond


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All four of the silicon-chlorine single bonds in SiCl4 are polar. In which direction should the polarity arrows point?

a. to the right

b. to the left

c. toward the central silicon atom

d. away from the central silicon atom

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