Is ICl2- nonpolar or polar?
Nonpolar. Its dipoles all cancel.
Never really heard of
Hence, we can distribute
The hypothetical VSEPR-predicted structure would look like this:
Since the electron geometry was trigonal bipyramidal (
(Taking away atoms from a trigonal bipyramidal molecular geometry, you would get, in order, see-saw, T-shaped, triatomic linear, then diatomic linear.)
- The molecule has two identical non-central atoms.
- The structure is linear, giving dipoles that are opposite in direction to each other.
- The three lone pairs of electrons are
#120^@#away from each adjacent one, a rotationally-symmetric configuration; so, the lone-pair-bonding-pair repulsions sum to cancel out as well.
...it doesn't matter what the electronegativity difference is between
NOTE: Although iodine is less electronegative, it has to hold the
Since the only way to rework formal charges is to form a double bond using one of