Problem: Which of the following molecules is nonpolar?a. NH3b. OF2c. CH3Cld. H2Oe. BeCl2  

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a. NH3

• N is more electronegative than H
• dipole moment towards N
• dipole moments do not cancel out
POLAR


b. OF2

• F is more electronegative than O
• dipole moment towards F and towards the lone pairs
• dipole moments do not cancel out
POLAR


c. CH3Cl

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Which of the following molecules is nonpolar?

a. NH3
b. OF2
c. CH3Cl
d. H2O
e. BeCl

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