Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 8 years ago

How can you tell if an atom is polar or non polar?

I'm having trouble figuring out if certain molecules are polar or non polar and I am not understanding the concept well. Please explain in very simple terms! Thank you so much.

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    The farther away each of the elements are in the periodic table, the more polar they will be (polar opposites is how I remember it). The closer they are to each other means they are less polar.

  • 8 years ago

    If when you draw a molecular diagram and it is balanced properly, it is non-polar and if it does than its polar!

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