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Nonpolar compound

Definition
noun, plural: nonpolar compounds
A compound comprised of molecules linked through chemical bonds arranged in such a way that the distribution of charges are symmetrical
Supplement
Nonpolar compounds do not exhibit polarity. They will also not convert into ions in a solution. Because of these features of nonpolar compounds they will not readily dissolve in water, which is a polar molecule.
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  • polarity
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