Problem: Why is O2 nonpolar?

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Recall that for a covalent bond to be:

Polar: electronegativity difference must be greater than 0.5

Non-polar: electronegativity difference must be less than 0.5

The lower the electronegativity difference, the less polar a bond is.

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Why is O2 nonpolar?

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