Why is a #CO_2# molecule is nonpolar?

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Jan 11, 2017

Answer:

There is some, little degree of polarity, of charge separation, in the #C-O# bonds...........

Explanation:

Neverthless, because the #CO_2# molecule is LINEAR, the vector sum of the individual #CrarrO# dipoles cancels to ZERO. Polarity results from a vector sum that is non-zero, and as a result #CO_2# is non-polar.