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Alondra Loera 1A wrote:If a molecular structure has dipole charges that do not cancel each other out does that mean that it is polar?
Yes, if a molecular structure's dipole charges do not cancel out, then it is polar. For example, water is polar which is why it is the amazing solvent that it is on Earth and has so many uses and applications.
Water Structure (with polarity):
The net dipole vectors created from the partial positives and negatives due to the electronegativity of each atom in the species is what determines where the dipoles are pointed and which direction the magnitudes of each of the charges are the most heavily pointed.
So, when the dipoles do not cancel out and the net dipole moment vector points more in one direction, then that species is indeed polar.
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