What is the polarity of #Cl_2O#?

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Aug 29, 2017

Answer:

There is a permanent dipole moment in the #Cl_2O# molecule, analogous (but much less in magnitude) to that of the water molecule.

Explanation:

And thus we draw #stackrel(delta+)Cl-stackrel(delta-)O-stackrel(delta+)Cl# in that oxygen is SLIGHTLY more electronegative than chlorine.

#/_Cl-O-Cl=110.9^@#, and #Cl-O=1.70xx10^-10*m#.