Problem: Predict whether each of the following molecules is polar or nonpolar.XeF4, NH3, CH3Br, CCl4, SF4, GaH3

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molecular shapes are inherently asymmetrical → polar compounds, as shown below:

XeF4

• Lewis structure:

• Geometry:

AX4E2 → square planar

NONPOLAR

NH3

• Lewis structure:

• Geometry:

AX3E1 → trigonal pyramidal

POLAR

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Predict whether each of the following molecules is polar or nonpolar.

XeF4, NH3, CH3Br, CCl4, SF4, GaH3

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