Partial charge

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Jacob Puchalski 1G
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Partial charge

Postby Jacob Puchalski 1G » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:12 pm

Are partial charges found only in covalent bonds or also in ionic bonds?

Astrid Lunde 1I
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Re: Partial charge

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:57 pm

They are found in ionic bonds as-well.

Angela Patel 2J
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Re: Partial charge

Postby Angela Patel 2J » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:15 pm

Why would they be found in ionic compounds? I thought partial charge was when atoms share electrons unequally.

Jessica Li 4F
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Re: Partial charge

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:30 pm

I believe that covalent bonds have partial charges because they only have semi-ionic characteristics, while ionic bonds have actual full charges (i.e. Na+ and Cl- (the plus and minus charges)) and their own semi-covalent characteristics.
Correct me if I'm wrong though!

Brittany Tran 3I
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Re: Partial charge

Postby Brittany Tran 3I » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:25 pm

covalent compounds have partial charges since some elements in the compound have higher electronegativity than the others

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