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Nonpolar compound

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noun, plural: nonpolar compounds

A compound comprised of molecules linked through chemical bonds arranged in such a way that the distribution of charges are symmetrical


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Nonpolar compounds do not exhibit polarity. They will also not convert into ions in a solution. Because of these features of nonpolar compounds they will not readily dissolve in water, which is a polar molecule.


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Main Factors that Affect Clinical Consequence of Toxicity

... determines solubility, which in turn influences absorption, because nonpolar or lipid-soluble substances tend to be more readily absorbed than polar or ionized substances. The vehicle or carrier of the toxic compound also affects its availability for absorption. Adjuvants are formulation ...

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