Bond Formation

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Wilson 2E
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Bond Formation

Postby Wilson 2E » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:39 pm

Is there any particular reason why some atoms form coordinate covalent bonds? Is it just to from octets or as a result of electronegativity?

Ixcel Guzman 4A
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Re: Bond Formation

Postby Ixcel Guzman 4A » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:03 pm

I think its more based on electronegativity. Coordinate covalent bonds between two main group elements are more polar and sensitive to phase changes than normal covalent bonds. Sorry, hope this helps!

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Re: Bond Formation

Postby gferg21 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:23 pm

covalent bonds are not as powerful as ionic bonds, as covalent bonds share electrons to create a polar atom in many cases. Electronegativity plays a huge role in creating coordinate covalent bonds because one atom is sharing an entire lone pair with another atom, so the atom with the higher electronegativity will take the full lone pair to create an octet and form a polar molecule.

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