Problem: Determine whether each molecule given below is polar or nonpolar.CF4, PBr5, XeF2, SF6   

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•Draw the Lewis structure of each of each molecule

• Count the total number of electrons
• Central atom - less electronegative

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Determine whether each molecule given below is polar or nonpolar.

CF4, PBr5, XeF2, SF  

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