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If you look at Figure 2D.2 in the textbook, it shows the electronegativity values for the elements. Because the difference in electronegativity is greater between Ba and Br than it is for B and Br or Be and Br, BaBr2 is the most ionic of the three.
Seraphina Joseph 1C wrote:What makes BaBr2 have primarily ionic bonds and not the rest of them? Does the amount of Br have an effect on whether it has ionic or covalent bonds?
I don't think the amount of Br matters, at least in this case. The bond between Ba and one Br should be the same as the bond between Ba and the other Br atom. Therefore, we only have to take into account one of these same bonds when calculating the electronegativity difference.
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