Is the NF3 molecule polar or nonpolar?
Which is more polar H₂o or Of₂?
Hybridization of PCl3 (Phosphorus Trichloride) PCl3 is sp3 hybridized.
Nonpolar covalent bonds are a type of chemical bond where two atoms share a pair of electrons with each other. Polar covalent bonding is a type of chemical bond where a pair of electrons is unequally shared between two atoms.
Dipole moment of NH3 is higher than NF3 molecule. Both the molecules have pyramidal shape with a lone pair of electrons on nitrogen atom. There is a greater difference in electronegativity between nitrogen and hydrogen thanthere is between nitrogen and fluorine.
Why is NF3 polar and BF3 nonpolar?
NF3 is polar in nature due to the presence of lone pair on nitrogen atom causing a distorted shape of NF3 molecule and the difference between the electronegativity of fluorine(3.98) and nitrogen(3.04) causes polarity in N-F bonds and result in a non zero dipole moment of the entire molecule.