(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Polar molecules have a molecular shape where the dipole moments don't cancel each other. Nonpolar molecules have molecular shapes there the dipole moments do cancel each other out. It also depends on what the atoms are because dipole moments are different, they might not always cancel out.
A simple way to distinguish the differences in shape between polar and nonpolar molecules would be if the shape were "symmetrical" or not. Keep in mind this a simple an easy was to distinguish, but not always true and there are exceptions. However, it does apply to a lot of the shapes.
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