Answer to Question #193040 in Organic Chemistry for Elias

Question #193040

Why are the molecules of hydrocarbons no polar?


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2021-05-14T02:34:31-0400

Many organic molecules are made up of long hydrocarbon chains with many C-H bonds. Since the difference in electronegativity between carbon and hydrogen is very small, the C-H bond has a very small dipole moment, and hydrocarbons are for the most part considered nonpolar molecules.


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