Problem: Is XeF4 polar or nonpolar? Explain your answer.

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  • For this molecule, since Xe is less electronegative than F, Xe will be our central atom

  • Valence electron of Xe is 8 while F is 7. Total will appear as 36 electrons (8 + (7*4) = 36)

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Is XeF4 polar or nonpolar? Explain your answer.

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