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Nonpolar molecule

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Definition

noun, plural: nonpolar molecules

A molecule with nonpolar bonds or with polar bonds but arranged symmetrically


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Polar bonds may occur in both polar and nonpolar molecules. However, the polar bonds in nonpolar molecules are arranged symmetrically causing dipoles to cancel out each other. As a result, nonpolar molecules have no net dipole. An example of a nonpolar molecule with nonpolar bonds is H2 whereas a nonpolar molecule with polar bonds is CH4.


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