What is the difference between Dipoles and Nonpolar?

The difference between dipoles and nonpolar

is that "dipoles" is any object that is oppositely charged at two points and "nonpolar" is not containing a dipole.

dipoles

nonpolar

Noun

  • (physics) any object (such as a magnet, polar molecule or antenna) that is oppositely charged at two points (or poles)
  • (chemistry) any molecule or radical that has delocalised positive and negative charges
  • (radio) a dipole antenna

Adjective

  • (physics) Not containing a dipole.
  • (chemistry) Not ionic; not dissociating into ions when dissolved in water etc.

Related terms

  • apolar
  • nonpolarity