electronegativity troughout a covalent bond

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Artin Allahverdian 2H
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electronegativity troughout a covalent bond

Postby Artin Allahverdian 2H » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:17 pm

So remember how in covalent bonds the electrons aren't shared perfectly equally so one atom is slightly positive and the other is slightly negative? Is the atom that is slightly more negative the one that is more electronegative?

Emily Ng_4C
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Re: electronegativity troughout a covalent bond

Postby Emily Ng_4C » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:37 pm

Yes, the more negative atom will be the more electronegative atom since they want to attract electrons to fill their outer shell.

Arlene Linares 3A
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Re: electronegativity troughout a covalent bond

Postby Arlene Linares 3A » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:25 pm

emilyn1999 wrote:Yes, the more negative atom will be the more electronegative atom since they want to attract electrons to fill their outer shell.



So when they attract the atoms, will they become positive or stay negative?

Tessa Lawler 1A
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Re: electronegativity troughout a covalent bond

Postby Tessa Lawler 1A » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:51 pm

I think that overall the ultimate goal of two atoms in a covalent bond is to become neutral, even though they don't have the electrons to make that happen (fill the valence shell) independently of one another, which is why they share electrons, to become one, mostly neutral, molecule.


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