Difference in Electronegativity

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Difference in Electronegativity

Postby joanneyseung22 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:17 pm

In Section 3.12, the textbook focuses a lot on figuring out the differences in electronegativity, as well as figuring out the electronegativity given ionization energy and electron affinity. Are these concepts necessary for the upcoming test?

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Re: Difference in Electronegativity

Postby Andrea Zheng 1H » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:10 pm

I believe we don't need to memorize the exact electronegativity of elements, but that we should know general trends, as this is useful in figuring out types of bonding or polar/nonpolar molecules.

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Re: Difference in Electronegativity

Postby John_Richey_4A » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:18 pm

You're going to need to need to know which elements result in polar or non polar compounds.

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Re: Difference in Electronegativity

Postby Connie Chen 3D » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:11 pm

Yes, we will have to know what the bonds are based on the electronegativity differences. There should be a chart in our notes that covers this topic, so memorizing it would be good.

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