Electronegativity and Bond Types

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Ashley Curtis 2O
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Electronegativity and Bond Types

Postby Ashley Curtis 2O » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:33 am

Would we have to memorize the electronegativity values in order to tell which is an ionic or a covalent bond?

Annalia_Ferrer_1F
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Re: Electronegativity and Bond Types

Postby Annalia_Ferrer_1F » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:40 am

It would help to know the values in order to categorize what kind of bond it is.
If the electronegativity value is greater than 2 it is an ionic bond. If the value is less than 1.5 than it is a covalent bond.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Electronegativity and Bond Types

Postby edward_qiao_3I » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:35 pm

For a couple it is straight memorization, but for others it should be fairly evident. For example, for any bond between a halide and a group I or II metal, it should be fairly apparent that this bond will be primarily ionic in character. On the other hand, for bonds between nonmetals, such as between C & O, it should be fairly apparent that this will be covalent in character.


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