Ionic Character

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Ryan Troutman 4L
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Ionic Character

Postby Ryan Troutman 4L » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:59 pm

How do you tell which bonds have greater ionic character if they have the same two atoms. For example, if you have C02 and CS2 which one has the greater ionic character?

Erin Kim 2G
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Re: Ionic Character

Postby Erin Kim 2G » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:01 pm

This is based on the electro negativity difference. The greater the electronegative difference, the more ionic the molecule is. Because oxygen is more electronegative than sulfur, co2 would have greater ionic character even though it is not an ionic molecule. Neither are.

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Re: Ionic Character

Postby Jewelyana3A » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:02 pm

I think that the bigger the difference between the electronegativity of two atoms, the more likely it is to be ionic. I think that it is a matter of understanding the trends of electronegativity. The greatest electronegative element is Fluorine and the least being Francium.

David Zhang 1B
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Re: Ionic Character

Postby David Zhang 1B » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:35 pm

There are tables that list out the electronegativity values that you can use to compare to determine the difference in electronegativity. However, we won't get to use one on a test so it's mostly about understanding electronegativity trends in the periodic table. Electronegativity generally increases in an upwards diagonal towards fluorine.

Daniel Kim 1D
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Re: Ionic Character

Postby Daniel Kim 1D » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:01 pm

It is based on the electro negativity difference, the greater it is, the more ionic character is has.

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