(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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Postby danny_nguyen_3C » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:37 pm

How do you determine if a molecule is polar or not?

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Re: Polar/Nonpolar

Postby Joslyn_Santana_2B » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:52 pm

I usually look at all the dipole moments in the molecule's VESPR model, which shows visually if there are any dipole moments that cancel. If they don't cancel, then it will be polar.

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Re: Polar/Nonpolar

Postby EmmaSaid3C » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:51 pm

Also, looking at the symmetry of the molecule can help you decide if the molecule is polar or nonpolar. Symmetrical molecules tend to be nonpolar while non-symmetrical molecules tend to be polar.

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