How can you tell if a covalent bond is polar or nonpolar by looking at its lewis structure

timer Asked: Feb 8th, 2015

Question description

im learning about lewis structures in honors chemistry and we have to look at this molecule and tell if its polar or nonpolar and I don't know for sure. I look up their electronegativity and do the differences but doesn't their shape have something to do with their polarity? like if theyre symmetrical they are non polar if they aren't then theyre not then they are polar? help please

Tutor Answer

(Top Tutor) Studypool Tutor
School: Rice University
Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students
flag Report DMCA
Similar Questions
Hot Questions
Related Tags

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors