Problem: Classify these molecules as polar or nonpolar.CH3ClCCl4HFBCl3H2OH2

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We’re being asked to determine the polarity of the molecule/s 


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: Draw dipole arrows for each bond.

Step 5: Determine the polarity of the molecule.


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Classify these molecules as polar or nonpolar.

CH3Cl

CCl4

HF

BCl3

H2O

H2

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