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Unformatted text preview: ozone is still a polar molecule. How? This is because of the bent geometry of the molecule and the fact that the central O has a different electron density than the side oxygen atoms. (This is due to the different number of bonds and lone pairs on this central oxygen atom as compared to the side atoms.) That said, I will not expect you to figure out the polarity of molecules such as this that consist of just one type of atom bonded together. Hence, I would not expect you to predict that ozone has dipole-dipole interactions. You should be able to predict the dispersion interactions....
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course CH 301 taught by Professor Fakhreddine/lyon during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '07