(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Are we able to distinguish a molecule polar or non-polar if there is an ion? Because when I was doing practice problems, when distinguishing polarity a lot of the answers said n/a. So does that mean we do not know whether the molecule is polar vs. nonpolar?
When deciding whether a molecule is polar or nonpolar you must look at the shape to see the dipoles. If there are no dipoles, then it is nonpolar or if the dipoles cancel out then it is nonpolar. If the dipoles are uneven (large difference in electronegativity) then the molecule is polar.
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