In the polar molecule OCS, what charge does the O bear?
a. Partial positive
b. Full positive
c. Partial negative
d. Full negative
Polar compounds have net dipole moments due to the relative differences in electronegativities between the atoms forming a bond.
In a polar molecule, there are atoms that will be partially positive, and there will be those that will be partially negative, as a result of the more electronegative atom pulling the electrons from the less electronegative atom towards itself.