Definitions for "Polar Molecule"
polar. Compare with covalent compound, ionic compound and polar bond. An asymmetric molecule containing polar bonds. H2O, NH3, and HCl are examples of polar molecules. Non-examples are CO2, CCl4, and BCl3 which contain polar bonds but are nonpolar because they have symmetric shapes. Alkanes are usually asymmetric but are nonpolar because they contain no polar bonds. Polar molecules are electric dipoles and they attract each other via dipole-dipole forces.
molecule in which one or more atoms is slightly negative, and one or more is slightly positive in such a way that the polarities do not cancel; water is a polar molecule.
Molecule in which there is a polarized distribution of positive and negative charges due to an uneven distribution of electrons. Polar molecules are likely to be soluble in water.