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Electronegativity Difference from 1.5-2

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:33 pm
by Jeannine 1I
I know the general rule for categorizing ionic vs covalent bonds, is knowing the difference in electronegativities of the atoms involved, and if it's less than 1.5 it's covalent, and if it's greater than 2 it's ionic.

What exactly is the bonding type, or what happens between the atoms, when the electronegativity difference falls between 1.5 to 2? I feel like it's been explained, but I never really got a clear answer.

Re: Electronegativity Difference from 1.5-2

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:46 pm
by Samantha Pacheco 2K
When the electronegativity is between 1.5-2 the bond will exhibit ionic and covalent characteristics. The bond is neither completely covalent nor completely ionic. These bonds are also usually good in polar solvents.