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Offline ysk1

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C-H polar or nonpolar?
« on: September 30, 2007, 01:12:34 AM »
Organic chemistry taught you C-H is polar because there's a dipole that result from electronegativity difference between C and H, giving rise to overall dipole, therefore making C-H polar.
But in biochemistry it's said that C-H is nonpolar.
How so?

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Re: C-H polar or nonpolar?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007, 01:16:43 AM »
The electronegativity differene between carbon and hydrogen is small enough that you can basically ignore it.

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