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    in H2O ,, O has two lone pairs and the compound is polar ,, in CO2 oxygen also has two lone pairs and it is nonpolar.... I don't get how lone pairs effect the polarity of the compound
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    (Original post by NoorL)
    in H2O ,, O has two lone pairs and the compound is polar ,, in CO2 oxygen also has two lone pairs and it is nonpolar.... I don't get how lone pairs effect the polarity of the compound
    H is \ \delta^+ and O is \ \delta^- where as C is non-polar. Therefore H2O is polar and CO2 is not.
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    (Original post by zetamcfc)
    H is \ \delta^+ and O is \ \delta^- where as C is non-polar. Therefore H2O is polar and CO2 is not.
    I got it,, thanks a lot xxx
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    does any compound that contains lone pairs become polar??
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    Actually, not true, I'm afraid.

    C is delta+ and O is delta - in CO2. The bonds are polar, but the molecule is not. In CO2, the molecule is symmetrical so the dipoles cancel out.

    In H2O, the molecule is not (fully) symmetrical, so the dipole do not cancel out.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Actually, not true, I'm afraid.

    C is delta+ and O is delta - in CO2. The bonds are polar, but the molecule is not. In CO2, the molecule is symmetrical so the dipoles cancel out.

    In H2O, the molecule is not (fully) symmetrical, so the dipole do not cancel out.
    Whatever you say chief.
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    does the bulkiness of a compound make it nonpolar?? eg. a cyclo..
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    I think it's down to the electronegativity of its group the determines polarity
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Actually, not true, I'm afraid.

    C is delta+ and O is delta - in CO2. The bonds are polar, but the molecule is not. In CO2, the molecule is symmetrical so the dipoles cancel out.

    In H2O, the molecule is not (fully) symmetrical, so the dipole do not cancel out.
    thanks a lot for helping out
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    (Original post by NoorL)
    does any compound that contains lone pairs become polar??
    Please don´t make multiple threads on the same topic
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    lol okay sorry x
 
 
 
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