# Problem: Is nitrosyl chloride (NOCl) polar or nonpolar?

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to determine if NOCl is a polar or nonpolar molecule

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

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this 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.

Step 1: N is the least electronegative element so it is the central atom.

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###### Problem Details

Is nitrosyl chloride (NOCl) polar or nonpolar?