Polar vs Non-Polar

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

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Polar vs Non-Polar

Postby Phoebe Chen 4I » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:11 am

How do you tell if a compound is polar or non-polar? Do you look at the dipole moments between each atoms and then figure out the net dipole moment? If so, is the dipole moment between atoms dictated by the electronegativity of the different atoms?

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Re: Polar vs Non-Polar

Postby Rachel-Weisz3C » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:20 am

When a compound has a high electronegativity it can be considered more ionic and bonds that have more ionic characteristics they can be considered polar. Oppositely, compounds are non-polar if they have have a low electronegativity, because the electrons share more equally.

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Re: Polar vs Non-Polar

Postby Nikki Bych 1I » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:23 am

Looking at the overall dipole is a good way to determine polarity.

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