Problem: Consider the following molecule: SCl6Are the bonds polar or non-polar? Is the molecule polar or non-polar?

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We’re being asked to determine if SCl6 has a polar/nonpolar bond and if it is a polar/nonpolar molecule


Recall that when a central atom is surrounded by the same element and doesn’t have any lone pairs, the molecule is nonpolar.


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: Determine the polarity of the molecule.


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Consider the following molecule: SCl6

Are the bonds polar or non-polar? 

Is the molecule polar or non-polar?

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