MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Re: Is glycerol a polar molecule or non polar?

Date: Wed Jan 24 15:10:51 2001
Posted By: Martin Gunn, Secondary School Teacher, Chemistry, The Gryphon School
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 977023113.Bc

Yes it is polar. Although you are right the polarity across the molecule 
is some what cancelled out. There are three C-O bonds each of which are 
ploar thus the molecule itself behaves as a polar one.

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