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3.5: Molecular Polarity

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  • Unit Objectives

    • Define electronegativity and assess the polarity of covalent bonds
    • Explain the concepts of polar covalent bonds and molecular polarity
    • Assess the polarity of a molecule based on its bonding and structure
    • Describe the types of intermolecular forces possible between atoms or molecules in condensed phases (dispersion forces, dipole-dipole attractions, and hydrogen bonding)
    • Identify the types of intermolecular forces experienced by specific molecules based on their structures
    • Explain the relation between the intermolecular forces present within a substance and the temperatures associated with changes in its physical state

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