What is the polarity of #SiCl_4#?

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Apr 30, 2017

Answer:

While the individual #Si-Cl# bonds are polar...........

Explanation:

........molecular polarity is given by the VECTOR sum of the individual #""^(+delta)Si-Cl^(delta-)# dipoles. For a tetrahedral molecule this vector sum is clearly ZERO. Agreed? And thus #SiCl_4#, just as is #"CCl"_4#, is a non-polar molecule.

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