nonpolar compound


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non·po·lar com·pound

a compound composed of molecules that possess a symmetric distribution of charge, so that no positive or negative poles exist, and that are not ionizable in solution, for example, hydrocarbons.
See also: organic compound.

nonpolar compound

A compound formed by the sharing of electrons.
See also: nonpolar
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The ideal column temperature for separating these nonpolar compounds was 30-40 [degrees]C, and was 4 [degrees]C for lutein and zeaxanthin.
We found abundantly nonpolar compounds in the wood samples, probably terpenoids, and one dominant aromatic compound (coumarin or other phenylpropanoid) that also occurs in Macrolobium and Heterostemon.