Polar Molecules

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Polar Molecules

Postby AlyssaBei_1F » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:54 pm

Is there an easy way to figure out if a molecule is polar?

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Re: Polar Molecules

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:04 pm

Polarity is caused by partial charge differences from differences in electronegativity in bonded atoms.

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Re: Polar Molecules

Postby Kayla Vo 1B » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:47 pm

Another way to determine if a molecule is polar is to look at the dipole moments between the atoms. If the dipole moments cancel each other out, the molecule would be nonpolar. On the other hand, if the dipole moments produce a net dipole moment, the molecule is polar.

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