Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 10 - Sections 10.1-10.8 - Exercises - Review Questions: 7

Answer

Polarity can be determined from the lewis structure of a molecule. Electronegativities can then be compared. A molecule is polar if it contains at least one polar bond.

Work Step by Step

Polarity is of key importance is molecular properties. It gives water its many key properties, and determines properties such as melting point, boiling point, and vapor pressure for all molecules.
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