posted by K on .
Which statement best describes the polarity of SF_4Cl_2?? (or: SF4Cl2, if that helps more)
1. Always polar.
2. Always nonpolar.
3. Depending on the arrangement of outer atoms, this molecule could be polar or nonpolar.
& how can you tell for certain??? I think that it might be: #2, "always non-polar"...
If the four F atoms are in the equatorial positions and the two Cl atoms are axial, all polar bonds cancel.
This is what it said when I had tried "always polar"...I had selected the wrong answer.
So...it is either then, as I had originally thought: "always non-polar" or "#3...depending on the arrangemen of the outer atoms, this molecule could be polar or non-polar". I am thinking that #3 might be correct now, considering what was written under when I got it wrong. It usually doesn't say anything if you are 100% wrong.
I believe in this case that it is non-polar; however, the way the question is worded, I think the answer is that it depends upon how the atoms are arranged, which is #3.
yes...I guess they were looking for #3.
I think the answer is 3. Depending on the arrangement of outer atoms, this molecule could be polar or nonpolar, which depends totally on the arrangements of the outer atoms.
The answer is 3
The answer is"it depends on the arranagement of the outer atoms.
Depending on the arrangement of outer atoms, this molecule could be polar or nonpolar.
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I think its ans is #3