Lacking in polarity; characterized by an even distribution of positive and negative charges.
Having no poles.Used to refer to a bond or molecule that overall has no separation of electrical charge.
Used to describe compounds that do not carry a dipole moment.
A dipole is a pair of electric charges or magnetic poles of equal magnitude but opposite polarity (positive and negative) separated by a small distance. Polarized (polar) molecules possess this electromagnetic quality.
having no electrical asymmetry or polarity, as in a nonpolar molecule. (see polar, nonpolar covalent bond)
Having a relatively even or symmetrical distribution of charge.
molecules without an electrical charge, like lipids, that do not dissolve in water
no charge difference between any atoms in a molecule because the electrons are distributed evenly
Compound or element whose electron capacity is satisfied. A neutral condition that will remain unreactive. Not polar. See Polar.
Having no concentrations of electrical charge on a molecular scale, thus, incapable of significant dielectric loss. Examples among resins are polystyrene and polyethylene.
Referring to a molecule or structure that lacks any net electric charge or asymmetric distribution of positive and negative charges. Nonpolar molecules generally are insoluble in water.