Definition of Nonpolar

1. Adjective. Not ionic. "A nonionic substance"

Exact synonyms: Nonionic
Partainyms: Ion
Antonyms: Ionic



Definition of Nonpolar

1. Adjective. (physics) Not containing a dipole. ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) Not ionic; not dissociating into ions when dissolved in water etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonpolar

1. not polar [adj]

Medical Definition of Nonpolar

1. Describes a molecular that does not have a permanent electric dipole and consequently may be less soluble in water (for example lipids). See: nonpolar groups (12 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonpolar

nonpoaching
nonpoet
nonpoetic
nonpoetical
nonpoetry
nonpoets
nonpoint
nonpointer
nonpointers
nonpointlike
nonpoints
nonpoisoned
nonpoisoning
nonpoisonous
nonpoker
nonpolar (current term)
nonpolar amino acid
nonpolar compound
nonpolar group
nonpolar solvents
nonpolarisable
nonpolarizable
nonpolarized
nonpolarizing
nonpolemic
nonpolice
nonpoliced
nonpolicies
nonpolicy
nonpolite

Literary usage of Nonpolar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"At 298°K, the average AG°tr is -0.8 kcal/mol for each méthylène group in a linear nonpolar chain transferred from water to a nonpolar solvent.29 Since the ..."

2. Practical Exercises in Physical Geography by William Morris Davis (1908)
"If you visited the central part of a nonpolar ocean and could see ihe currents moving around you, in which oceans would they turn clockwise (with the hands ..."

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