Is 1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene polar? if so,in what direction is the polarity of the compound?

Update:

I said No it isn't polar because each of the chlorines pulls in opposite and equal directions canceling each other out. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene is a planar molecule. The structure of 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene is shown below.

    The dipole moment of C-Cl bond at C₁ position is canceled by that at C₄ position. Also, the dipole moment of C-Cl bond at C₂ position is canceled by that at C₅ position. Therefore, the net dipole moment of the molecule is zero, and thus it is non-polar.

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