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what do you mean by polar and non polar molecules?

what do you mean by polar and non polar molecules?

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Badiuddin askIITians.ismu Expert
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11 years ago

Dear Priyanka

The arrangement or geometry of the atoms in some molecules is such that one end of the molecule has a positive electrical charge and the other side has a negative charge. If this is the case, the molecule is called a polar molecule, meaning that it has electrical poles. Otherwise, it is called a non-polar molecule. Whether molecules are polar or non-polar determines if they will mix to form a solution or that they don't mix well together.

 

for example:

Water is a polar molecule with positive charges on one side and negative on the other

 

 

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and CO2 is non polar molecule ,electrical charges in non-polar Carbon Dioxide are evenly distributed

 

 

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