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What are nonpolar molecules?
September 02, 2012 6:10AM
A non-polar molecule is a molecule where there is no net separation of charge and hence no net positive or negative poles are formed.
eg. O2 or N2.
Note: Molecules like CO2 or CCl4 have polar bonds (C-O and C-Cl polar bonds respectively). However the net dipole cancel each other and hence the molecule as a whole is non-polar.