Is iodine and iodine polar or non polar?
No. Iodine exist as I2, which is formed by the induced dipole-induced dipole interaction. Thus, it is a non-polar compound. Water, which is a polar solvent, prefers to stay hydrogen bonded then break up iodine. Remember: like dissolves like. This means that non-polar compounds like iodine will dissolve in non-polar solvent such as hexane, which polar compounds such as hydrochlorine gas will dissolve in polar solvents like water.