I drew its Lewis structure and got a trigonal planar shape with a double bond on the oxygen and I would normally think it was nonpolar because of the symmetrical shape, however, I am aware that O has a higher electronegativity than Cl so maybe the net dipole moment might be pointing towards O which would make it polar, but I'm not sure. Re: Polar vs Nonpolar. I was wondering if COCl2 was polar or nonpolar. Also, polar solvents are better at dissolving polar substances, and nonpolar solvents are better at dissolving nonpolar substances. Comparing the bond strength between a polar bond and non-polar bond. In the case of PCl. A nonpolar solvent will dissolve in a nonpolar solvent but not a polar solvent. This cold be explain in a couple ways. The dipoles cancel out each other and the resutant dipole is zero. 90% (389 ratings) Problem Details. This induces a permanent dipole. The molecule is always nonpolar. Problem: There are three possible structures for PCl2F3 with phosphorus as the central atom. Is the compound SiF6^2- polar or nonpolar? Is ClF3 Polar or Nonpolar? 7 - A molecule with the formula AB2, in which A and B... Ch. Answer =  CF2Cl2  (Dichlorodifluoromethane)  is  Polar What is polar and non-polar? Question =  Is AsH3 polar or  nonpolar  ? Postby Erica Wang » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:42 pm, Postby studdmuffin » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:36 pm, Postby Aya Ghoneum 1H » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:13 am, Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:05 am, Return to “Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)”, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests, (Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.). The more intuitive approach is to consider how the presence of two Fluorine atoms would create symmetry. Draw how measurements of dipole moments could help distinguish among them. 7 - Draw the Lewis structures and predict the shape of... Ch. I'll tell you the polar or nonpolar list below. (Wikipedia), A polar molecule has a net dipole as a result of the opposing charges (i.e. Thus