What is #"polarity"#?

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Aug 23, 2017

Answer:

Polarity is charge separation.......

Explanation:

And polarity is a molecular phenomenon, neither an atomic nor an elemental property. Molecular polarity can be assessed from the vector sum of the individual bond dipoles within the molecule. For example, water, #OH_2#, is a molecular dipole, i.e. #stackrel(delta+)H-stackrel(delta-)O-stackrel(delta+)H#, because the vector sum of the dipole is NON-ZERO; so is #CHCl_3#. But #"CCl"_4# is NON-POLAR because the bond-dipoles sum to ZERO.