Polar Molecule

Science / Chemistry / Polar Molecule: An asymmetric molecule containing polar bonds. H2O, NH3, and hcl are examples of polar molecules. Non-examples are CO2, ccl4, and bcl3 which contain polar bonds but are nonpolar because they have symmetric shapes. Alkanes are usually asymmetric but are nonpolar because they contain no polar bonds. Polar molecules are electric dipoles and they attract each other via dipole-dipole forces.

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Polar Noun Synonyms: Arctic, Antarctic, frigid, icy, glacial, freezing, frozen, numbing, Siberian, hibernal, hyperborean, brumal, wintry
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Polar Covalent Bond

Science / Biology / Polar Covalent Bond: A covalent bond in which atoms share electrons in an unequal fashion. The resulting molecule has regions with positive and negative charges. The presence of polar covalent bonds allows other polar mol MORE

Polarity

Science / Astrology / Polarity: The contrasting and complementary qualities shown by signs opposite each other in the zodiac. MORE

Polarity Reversal

Science / Geology / Polarity Reversal: A change in the polarity of Earth's magnetic field in which the north magnetic pole becomes the south magnetic pole and vice versa. Also known as geomagnetic reversal or magnetic reversal. Earth's mag MORE

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