Ionic Character and Covalent Character

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Jennifer Aguayo 1I
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Ionic Character and Covalent Character

Postby Jennifer Aguayo 1I » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:31 pm

Can someone explain what ionic and covalent character is? And what is the difference between them?

Thank you!

Patrick Chin 1F
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Re: Ionic Character and Covalent Character

Postby Patrick Chin 1F » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:32 pm

Ionic character giving/taking electrons, covalent character is sharing electrons. A bond has covalent bond has ionic character when the bond is very polar, or when the difference in electronegativity is high (greater than .5). Covalent character is the opposite, when difference in electronegativity is very low.

Vivien Ho 3L
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Re: Ionic Character and Covalent Character

Postby Vivien Ho 3L » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:09 am

Just to add, when covalent character occurs, electrons of the atom with lower electronegativity will be pulled towards the atom with higher electronegativity.

Jhonikel
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Re: Ionic Character and Covalent Character

Postby Jhonikel » Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:31 pm

Here is a link to a video that I made about ionic and covalent character:
If the Youtube video is not working, here is a hyperlink: http://youtu.be/AmzVaJ21WWc

Richmund Tan 1L
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Re: Ionic Character and Covalent Character

Postby Richmund Tan 1L » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:52 pm

Also, although we haven't discussed it yet, ionic character and covalent character can be determined by electronegativity. I believe that if the electronegativity is greater than 1.7, it's considered an ionic character. Hopefully we will go more in depth on this topic soon.


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