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Interactive video lesson plan for: Polar and Nonpolar Molecules: Is it Polar or Nonpolar?

Activity overview:

This video discusses how to tell if a molecule / compound is polar or nonpolar. Here is a list of molecules that are considered.

Nonpolar Molecules:
Diatomic Molecules: H2, N2, O2, Cl2, Br2, F2, I2
Hydrocarbons: CH4, C2H6, C3H8, C2H2, C2H4
Identical Outer Elements With No Lone Pair on Central Atom:
Tetrahedral Molecular Geometry:
SiBr4, CCl4, CF4, GeH4, CBr4, SiH4
Trigonal Bipyramidal Molecular Geometry:
PCl5, PF5, AsF5, PBr5, SbCl5
Linear Molecular Geometry:
CO2, CS2, BeH2, BeCl2, and BeF2
Trigonal Planar Molecular Geometry:
BH3, AlCl3, AlBr3, AlF3, FeBr3
Octahedral Molecular Geometry:
SeF6, SBr6, SF6, SeCl6, SI6, SeI6

Polar Molecules:
Same Outer Element With an Assymetrical Lone Pair(s)
Bent Molecular Geometry:
H2S, H2O, H2Se, SF2, SCl2, SeBr2, SO2, SeO2
Trigonal Pyramidal Molecular Geometry:
NH3, PH3, PBr3, PCl3, NF3
T-shaped Molecular Geometry:
IF3, ClF3, BrF3, ICl3, BrCl3
Square Pyramidal Molecular Geometry:
IF5, ClF5, BrF5, ICl5, BrCl5
SeeSaw Molecular Geometry:
SF4, SeCl4, SBr4, SeI4
Exception: XeF4
Different Outer Elements: (Usually Polar)

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