Problem: Which of the following molecules have dipole moments?(a) CS2(b) SeS2(c) CCl2F2(d) PCl3 (P is the central atom)(e) ClNO (N is the central atom)

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Recall that dipole moment refers to the electronegativity difference in a bond/molecule


Recall that for a covalent bond to be:

Polar: electronegativity difference must be greater than 0.5

Non-polar: electronegativity difference must be less than 0.5


(a) CS2
(b) SeS2
(c) CCl2F2
(d) PCl3 (P is the central atom)
(e) ClNO (N is the central atom)


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Which of the following molecules have dipole moments?
(a) CS2
(b) SeS2
(c) CCl2F2
(d) PCl3 (P is the central atom)
(e) ClNO (N is the central atom)

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