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Partial charge

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:12 pm
by Jacob Puchalski 1G
Are partial charges found only in covalent bonds or also in ionic bonds?

Re: Partial charge

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:57 pm
by Astrid Lunde 1I
They are found in ionic bonds as-well.

Re: Partial charge

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:15 pm
by Angela Patel 2J
Why would they be found in ionic compounds? I thought partial charge was when atoms share electrons unequally.

Re: Partial charge

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:30 pm
by Jessica Li 4F
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!

Re: Partial charge

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:25 pm
by Brittany Tran 3I
covalent compounds have partial charges since some elements in the compound have higher electronegativity than the others