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covalent character

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:53 pm
by Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L
What determines covalent character?

Re: covalent character

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:57 pm
by Ruby Richter 2L
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.

Re: covalent character

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:58 pm
by AndreiRekesh1I
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.

Re: covalent character

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:59 pm
by AndreiRekesh1I
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).

Re: covalent character

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:00 pm
by Lauren Sanchez 3D
What is the difference between ionic and covalent bonds?