Problem: Is the Cl2BBCl2 molecule polar or nonpolar?

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We’re being asked to determine if Cl2BBCl2 is a polar or nonpolar molecule. To do so, we first need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Draw dipole arrows for each bond.

Step 5: Determine the polarity of the molecule.


Step 1: Boron (EN = 2) is less electronegative than chlorine (EN = 3) so boron is the central atom. The two boron atoms will be bonded to each other.


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Is the Cl2BBCl2 molecule polar or nonpolar?

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