nonpolar solvent


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nonpolar solvent

[¦nän′pō·lər ′säl·vənt]
(materials)
A solvent that does not have a permanent electric dipole moment and therefore has no tendency for intramolecular association with polar species.
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This suggests that there are some antioxidant compounds in the plant that can be isolated using even a nonpolar solvent (n-hexane).
We have thus chosen hexane, a nonpolar solvent as the first mobile phase eluted to separate edible oil from curcumin.
The acidic form was then converted to the "free base" form which is more soluble in a nonpolar solvent than water.
Thus it appears that water, compared with a nonpolar solvent such as carbon tetrachloride, would have more difficulty rearranging its molecules to make room for small solute molecules such as methane.
The solvatochromism of a nonpolar solute in a nonpolar solvent is commonly known to be solely dependent on dispersion forces (and hence on the polarizability of the solvent) [14-17].