Classify each diatomic molecule as polar or nonpolar.
(b) \(N O\)
(c) \(H C I\)
Here, we are going to classify the molecules as polar or nonpolar. Polarity of a molecule can be determined as follows.
- Determining the geometry of the molecule.
- A molecule is said to be polar when the two bonding atoms have sufficiently different electronegativities.
- Determination of the dipole moment of the molecule.
Step 1: The Lewis structure of the molecule is as follows
The molecule contains one bonding electron pair and 6 lone pair of electrons. Therefore, I2 is a linear molecule.