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

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Bianca Barcelo 4I
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Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:16 pm

What does it mean to have polar bonds?

Lauryn Shinno 2H
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Re: Polarity

Postby Lauryn Shinno 2H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:20 pm

It means that there is a difference in electronegativity between the two atoms the bond is connecting.

Irene Zhou 1E
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Re: Polarity

Postby Irene Zhou 1E » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:21 pm

Polar bonds are when there is a difference in electronegativity between two atoms sharing a pair of electrons. The more electronegative atom pulls the electrons slightly closer, resulting in polarity.

Esha Harwalkar 3F
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Re: Polarity

Postby Esha Harwalkar 3F » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:27 pm

A polar bond will also result in a dipole (which can be both within a molecule, and between molecules). This dipole means one of the atoms has a partial negative charge and the other has a partial positive charge, making it polar.

Jacqueline Duong 1H
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Re: Polarity

Postby Jacqueline Duong 1H » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:20 pm

To have a polar bond, it means that the electrons forming that bond are unequally distributed.

Andreana Vetus 1A
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Re: Polarity

Postby Andreana Vetus 1A » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:38 pm

polar binds are observed when there is a dipole moment within a molecule. You can determine dipole moments by comparing the levels of electronegativity of the atoms. The atoms with higher electronegativity will have a stronger pull of electrons, thus causing a dipole moment.

Zachary Menz 1D
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Re: Polarity

Postby Zachary Menz 1D » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:26 pm

A polar bond is when the bonded atoms have different electronegativities; this causes uneven electron distribution, and makes it "polar."

David Zhang 1B
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Re: Polarity

Postby David Zhang 1B » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:32 pm

A bond that is polar has atoms with a difference in electronegativity, where one atom is slightly more positive and the other is slightly more negative. This causes an unequal distribution of e- as the more electronegative atom has a greater pull on the electrons.

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