Is benzoic acid polar

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Benzoic acid is not a polar molecule because the overall molecule lacks a dipole resulting a slightly positive side and a slightly negative side. In a way you can think of the molecule as neutral and therfore has slightly greater non-polar characteristics. Experiments in which I have been a part in proves this to be true. University of Toronto, St. George; Life Science First Year Student

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