Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - Study Questions - Page 337g: 90


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a) Yes, it has nonsymmetrical polar bonds, making the vectorial sum of dipole moments nonzero. b) The most electronegative atoms in the molecule are nitrogen and oxygen, so around them there should be a negative charge distribution and for the positive end, hydrogen is the least electronegative. This prediction is confirmed by the potential surface.
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