Nonpolar Covalent Bonds

Methane

The molecule methane has four Carbon-Hydrogen single covalent bonds. These covalent bonds are called nonpolar covalent bonds because



Pentane

This molecule is another example of a compound that is composed of Hydrogen and Carbon and is therefore in the class of compounds known as hydrocarbons. The covalent bonds between adjacent atoms are nonpolar covalent bonds and this compound is therefore hydrophobic.


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