Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 2 - Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases - Problem: 32

Answer

The two chlorine atoms in the Phosgene molecule conflict with the oxygen atom for electrons, ultimately lowering the dipole, compared to the formaldehyde molecule. In this case the oxygen only has to conflict with hydrogen for electrons.

Work Step by Step

See answer above for explanation. Examine the models.
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