ionic vs. covalent bonding

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Abby De La Merced 3F
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ionic vs. covalent bonding

Postby Abby De La Merced 3F » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:14 pm

I know that in lecture we learned that if the electronegativity difference is greater than two than there is an ionic bond and if the different is less than 1.5 then there is a covalent bond but what if the electronegativity difference is in the .5 between 1.5 and 2?

jessicahe4Elavelle
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Re: ionic vs. covalent bonding

Postby jessicahe4Elavelle » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:17 pm

Doctor Lavelle says that in these cases we cannot determine directly whether the two atoms will engage in covalent or ionic bonding through that simple rule, and we have to look at the specific cases.

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Re: ionic vs. covalent bonding

Postby 005199302 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:04 pm

The rule does not apply for those cases.


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