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Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:26 pm
by Jorja De Jesus 2C
How can you tell if they are more polar than another?

Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:28 pm
by Jason Wu 1E
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.

Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:46 pm
by Louise Lin 2B
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.

Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:30 pm
by Edmund Zhi 2B
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.

Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:35 pm
by Ada Chung 1C
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.

Re: Can polar molecules be more polar than another?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:59 pm
by gabbymaraziti
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.