Problem: Which of the following statements could be true regarding polar molecules? Choose one or more: A polar molecule will not contain polar bonds. A polar molecule may have one or more lone pairs. A polar molecule has an uneven distribution of electron density. The bond dipoles in a polar molecule will cancel. A polar molecule will never contain nonpolar bonds.

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A polar molecule exhibits a NET dipole.

  • There have to be significant dipole moments (polar bonds or lone pairs).
  • The dipole moments don't cancel out by being in opposite directions of the same magnitude. 


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Which of the following statements could be true regarding polar molecules? Choose one or more: 

A polar molecule will not contain polar bonds. 

A polar molecule may have one or more lone pairs. 

A polar molecule has an uneven distribution of electron density. The bond dipoles in a polar molecule will cancel. 

A polar molecule will never contain nonpolar bonds.

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