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Covalent Character

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:42 am
by Priscilla Okaiteye
Hi everyone, I just wanted a little clarification on what exactly covalent character would be. Is it used to describe ionic bonds right?

Re: Covalent Character

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:12 am
by Yeo Bin Yook 1K
You can think of covalent character as the opposite of ionic character. The greater the difference in electronegativity, the greater the ionic character. But smaller the difference, the more covalent character it has.

Re: Covalent Character

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:08 pm
by Paywand Baghal
Yeo Bin Yook 1K wrote:You can think of covalent character as the opposite of ionic character. The greater the difference in electronegativity, the greater the ionic character. But smaller the difference, the more covalent character it has.


can you describe the ionic character? or would it literally just be the exact opposite?

Re: Covalent Character

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:56 pm
by Jessica Lancisi - 1I
Ionic character has to do with the differences in electronegativity, if there is a larger difference in electronegativity between two molecules it is considered to have more ionic character

Re: Covalent Character

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:10 pm
by Riya Shah 4H
How can we know whether a bond has a covalent and ionic character?