(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Polarity is essentially the distribution of charge throughout a molecule. Once you draw a lewis structure, identify the difference in electronegativity in the bonds of the molecule and that identification determines the relative difference in charge of the atoms in that bond. If there is a large difference in electronegativity then there is a large difference in charge, creating a difference in charge that pulls electrons in one direction, causing the molecule to be unevenly charged. This is the dipole moment, which if not canceled by an equal and opposite dipole moment, a polar molecule is formed.
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