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Which statement best explains why the polarity of a H 2 O molecule differs from the polarity of a CO 2 molecule?

Which statement best explains why the polarity of a H2O molecule differs from the polarity of a CO2molecule?

The central atom in H2O has lone pair electrons and the central atom in CO2 does not.
The bond strength is greater in CO2.
Oxygen is more electronegative than carbon.
The bonding in H2O is quite polar.


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  • due to remaining lone pair on O in H2O molecule is bent and CO2 is linear molecule because C atom does not contain lone pair. so H2O is a polar molecule and CO2 is a non polar molecule.
    • bryan3
    • Jul 20, 2016 at 10:54am

No option is a correct explanation. Both C=O and O-H are polar bonds. ... View the full answer

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