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Homework Help: Polarity and Electronegativity

  1. Nov 10, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    When to use electronegativity value? and when to look at both bonds and shape?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    This isn't really a question more so need some clarification.

    First question is about electronegativity and bond polarity. When placing the delta positive and delta negative on your molecule, you place the delta negative on the molecule with the higher electronegativity number, correct?

    You only use the electronegativity values when determining the polarity of a single bone, right??

    And your dipole is directed towards the more electronegative atom??
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  3. Nov 15, 2016 #2
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