CO2 - Carbon Dioxide:
First draw the lewis structure of CO2, Carbon dioxide:
Electron geometry: linear. Hybridization: sp
Then draw the 3D structure with VSEPR rules:
The molecular geometry of CO2 is linear with symmetric charge distribution about the carbon atom.
Therefore CO2 is non-polar.
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