Which of these hydrides is the MOST polar: ammonia; methane; #PH_3#; #AsH_3#?

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Sep 23, 2016

Answer:

The ammonia molecule is the most polar of the given hydrides.

Explanation:

Nitrogen is much more electronegative than the lower Group atoms. The lone pair on nitrogen is smaller and more charge dense. The result is that ammonia is the most polar molecule. This is also reflected by the high boiling point of the molecule, #"b.p. "-33.3# #""^@C#.