Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

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Jorja De Jesus 2C
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Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Postby Jorja De Jesus 2C » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:26 pm

How can you tell if they are more polar than another?

Jason Wu 1E
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Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Postby Jason Wu 1E » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:28 pm

Technically, yes, polar molecules can be more polar than another because the net dipole moments of a molecule can have a greater magnitude than another molecule. I don't think we need to calculate which molecule is more polar than another though.

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:46 pm

Yes, polar molecules can be more polar than another. You can tell when you look at the difference in electronegativity of the atoms in the molecules.

Edmund Zhi 2B
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Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Postby Edmund Zhi 2B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:30 pm

Molecules are more polar than other molecules when the differences in electronegativity are greater. For example, C-H is a less polar bond than O-H.

Ada Chung 1C
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Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Postby Ada Chung 1C » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:35 pm

Yes, certain polar molecules can be more polar than others depending on the electronegativity difference between the molecules. HF, for example, is a very polar molecule.

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Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Postby gabbymaraziti » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:59 pm

Yes, some polar molecules can be more polar than another. This is related to the molecule's differences in electronegativity as well as their symmetry.


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