Write the Lewis structure for OCCl2 (carbon is central) and determine whether the molecule is polar. Draw the three-dimensional structure of the molecule.
COCl2 is a polar molecule because the dipole between the carbon and the chlorine atoms is not equal to the dipole between the carbon and oxygen atoms.
Molecules are only non-polar if they contain no polar bonds or if the partial charges cancel out each other.
To determine if a molecule is polar, it is important to first analyze all the bonds.
In COCl2 all three of the bonds have dipoles because the electronegativity of oxygen,...