# Polarity of symmetric Lewis structure [closed]

Why is $\ce{CF2Cl2}$ polar? The Lewis dot structure shows the molecule as being symmetric. Wouldn't that make it nonpolar?

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• The Lewis dot structure doesn't show a thing. It is drawn on a planar sheet of paper, and the real molecule is 3D. Ever heard of a tetrahedral geometry? – Ivan Neretin Oct 11 '17 at 4:28
• I encourage you to make that as an answer @IvanNeretin. It seems to be a precise and complete answer to me. – Pritt Balagopal Oct 19 '17 at 5:53
• @PrittBalagopal Maybe, but it is no improvement over the existing answer, hence no. – Ivan Neretin Oct 19 '17 at 6:23