So are all symmetrical molecules non polar? Like CH4, or other tetrahedrals
Are all symmetrical molecules non polar Watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-12-2010 17:31
- 08-12-2010 17:32
If they're completely symmetrical, yes.
- 09-12-2010 14:24
you have to be a little more precise about what you mean. Symmetry is not an "on" or "off" issue. There are different symmetry groups. Ammonia for example has a high degree of symmetry, but is polar.
But in the case of tetrahedral molecules, yes, they would be non polar if all the substituents are identical.