What is polar Covalent Compound?Why water is called polar compound?
Asked by sidhusid | 4th Feb, 2010, 01:15: PM
If the atoms forming a covalent bond have different electronegativities, the atom with higher electronegativity pulls the
shared pair of electron towards itself. Thus, the atom with the higher electronegativity develops a partial negative charge and the atom with the lower electronegativity develops a partial positive charge. This covalent bond with some polarity is called polar covalent bond.
Since there is electronegativity difference between O and H present in water molecule, water is polar compound.
Answered by | 4th Feb, 2010, 02:15: PM
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