covalent character

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Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L
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covalent character

Postby Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:53 pm

What determines covalent character?

Ruby Richter 2L
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Re: covalent character

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm

I believe covalent character in bonds is determined by electronegativities. The smaller the difference in electronegativities the more covalent a bond. The greater the difference in electronegativity, the more ionic a bond is.

AndreiRekesh1I
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Re: covalent character

Postby AndreiRekesh1I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:58 pm

It's the quality of ionic bonds to sometimes share electrons (usually because the anion is strong enough to pull electrons towards it), the way covalent bonds would.

AndreiRekesh1I
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Re: covalent character

Postby AndreiRekesh1I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:59 pm

I guess the other definition would be, if you don't know what the bond type is, it's determined by electronegativity difference between atoms (whether the bond has ionic or covalent character).

Lauren Sanchez 3D
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Re: covalent character

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:00 pm

What is the difference between ionic and covalent bonds?


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