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.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
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!