Question #a4ec6

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May 10, 2017

Answer:

It would be polar with respect to the oxygen atom

Explanation:

We could write a Lewis structure of the form:

#""^(+delta)S=C=O^(delta-)#, based on the relative electronegativities of oxygen and carbon.

Possibly the best way to assess the degree of intermolecular force is to examine its physical properties in comparison to those of other carbon sulfides. Its normal boiling point is #-50.2# #""^@C#, whereas that of #CS_2# (another vilely smelling material!) is #46.2# #""^@C#. Of course, #CO_2# sublimes at #-78.5# #""^@C#.