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Draw the Lewis structure for CH4 . Is the molecule polar or nonpolar? What is the electronic geometry, molecular geomet...


Draw the Lewis structure for CH4 . Is the molecule polar or nonpolar? What is the electronic geometry, molecular geometry, and hybridization of C? Lastly, draw the 3-D structure of the entire molecule.

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Given molecule: CH4

We have to draw the lewis structure and the 3-D structure of the molecule.

Also, we have to find whether this molecule is polar or nonpolar. Lastly, we have to find the electronic geometry, molecular geometry, and hybridization of C in CH4.

  • The lewis structure will be:

Chemistry homework question answer, step 2, image 1

  • This molecule is nonpolar because the resultant moment of three C-H bonds will eliminate the bond moment of the other C-H bond.

 

  • Both the electronic and molecular geometry of the C is tetrahedral. This is because the C atom contains four sigma bonds and no lone pairs.

The hybridization of C in CH4 will be sp3.

  • The 3D structure will be:

Chemistry homework question answer, step 2, image 2

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