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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The studied polar solvents were: water, methanol, ethanol, ethylene glycol, and 2-propanol; the amphiphilic solvents were: 2-butanol and cyclopentanol; and finally the nonpolar solvents were: n-hexane, toluene, and isooctane.
In particular our attention is focused on very nonpolar solvents and solvents where extreme acidities and basicities can be realized.
Highly polar solvents such as alcohols and glycol ethers have low resistances, and nonpolar solvents such as hydrocarbons have very high resistances.