Problem: Analyze the polarity of each bond in the following organic compound. a) Which bond, other than the C-C bond, is the least polar in the molecule? C=O C-Cl C-H b) Which carbon atom has the most partial positive character? the left C the right C no difference

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a. Analyzing the structure and atoms present:

  • Ranking for least to most electronegative is:

H < Cl < O

  • Since H is the least electronegative, this will make the least polar bond

Answer is C-H

b. 

  • The atom with the most partial positive character is the C attached to the most EN atom
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Problem Details

Analyze the polarity of each bond in the following organic compound. 

a) Which bond, other than the C-C bond, is the least polar in the molecule? 

C=O 

C-Cl 

C-H 

b) Which carbon atom has the most partial positive character? 

the left C 

the right C 

no difference

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