Unlike nonpolar molecules, which have a single charge, polar molecules have a differential charge across their structure, meaning that one side has a negative charge and the other side has a positive charge. Polar molecu... More »

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The molecule XeF4, known as xenon tetrafluoride, is nonpolar. The molecular structure of xenon tetrafluoride is square planar, with six uniformly placed sp3d2 orbitals forming 90-degree angles. More »

Classification of a bond as polar, nonpolar or ionic depends on its electronegativity difference. The electronegativity difference is obtained by calculating the difference between the electronegativity values of the ato... More »

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Phosphorus trifluoride, or PF3, is a polar molecule. It contains three nonpolar bonds arranged asymmetrically around the central phosphorus atom, thus conferring a net dipole moment on the molecule. More »

CH4, or methane, is a nonpolar molecule. Methane is a highly symmetric molecule made up of atoms with similar electonegativities, and consequentially, it has an evenly distributed electron cloud and no regions of signifi... More »

Carbon dioxide is a non-polar molecule. It contains two polar bonds that are arranged symmetrically. This causes the bond polarities to cancel each other out. More »

Beryllium chloride is a nonpolar molecule. The shape of BeCl2 is linear, with the central beryllium bonded on either side to a chlorine atom. The electronegativities of the chlorine atoms therefore cancel, leaving a nonp... More »