Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 9 - Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories - Exercises - Page 391: 9.42c


This will be a polar molecule.

Work Step by Step

The central Sulfur atom will single bond to each of the four Fluorine atoms. However, the central Sulfur atom will have a lone pair. Because of this lone pair, the fact that the S-F bonds are polar means that the entire molecule is polar, for the charges from the polar bonds will not cancel each other out.
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