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Dipole Moments (Worksheets)

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Work in groups on these problems. You should try to answer the questions without referring to your textbook. If you get stuck, try asking another group for help.

For each of the following, determine if the molecule would have a dipole moment (polar or nonpolar):

Species \(PF_5\) \(CS_2\) \(BrO_3^-\)
Dipole Moment: (Yes/No)      
Species \(NH_4^+\) \(SCl_4\) \(BrF_5\)
Dipole Moment: (Yes/No)      
Species \(BF_3\) \(SCl_6\) \(PH_3\)
Dipole Moment: (Yes/No)      
Species \(NF_3\) \(SO_4^{2-}\) \(CO_3^{2-}\)
Dipole Moment: (Yes/No)      
Species \(SiCl_4\) \(ClO_3^-\) \(CH_2O\)
Dipole Moment: (Yes/No)      
Species \(NO_3^-\) \(O_3\) \(CCl_4\)
Dipole Moment: (Yes/No)      
Species \(AlH_3\) \(SO_2\) \(SO_3\)
Dipole Moment: (Yes/No)      
Species \(CO\) \(CHCl_3\) \(BrF_3\)
Dipole Moment: (Yes/No)      
Species \(H_2S\) \(I_3^-\) \(H_3O^+\)