Problem: Why is CCl4 non-polar and SF4 polar?

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  • We need to draw both molecules so we can have an idea about their polarity

  • For CCl4, C will appear as the central atom since its less electronegative than Cl

  • Valence electron of C is 4 while Cl is 7. Total is 32 (4 + 7*4  = 32)

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Why is CCl4 non-polar and SF4 polar?

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