Problem: Of the molecules PF3 and PCl3, which has bonds that are more polar?

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We’re being asked to determine which between PF3 and PCl3 has the more polar bonds.


For this problem, we first need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this 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: Compare the polarity of PF3 and PCl3.


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Of the molecules PF3 and PCl3, which has bonds that are more polar?

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