Polar substance | definition of polar substance by Medical dictionary
polar substance any organic substance that combines readily with water. This is due to the presence of side groups of organic molecules that contain the electrical charge of hydroxyl groups.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The ethanol condenser when connected to the apple showed a large and progressive rise in capacitance, as might be expected of a strongly polar substance
As a trained chemist and chemical engineer, I learned a long time ago that a polar substance
does not mix with a non-polar substance.
If moisture, also a polar substance
, is present, you get two mini-magnets that attract each other.
If an organic polar substance
is not delivered simultaneously, water molecules begin to prevail.
Dissolution in water, a polar substance
leads to a concentration around its molecules of free water molecules.