Bond type for FeO2?

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Bond type for FeO2?

Postby MKearney_4G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:37 pm

My TA last discussion said that FeO2 wasn't exactly an ionic bond, so I was wondering what type of bond it is?

The electronegativity difference is 1.6, and 1.5< 1.6 <2.

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Re: Bond type for FeO2?

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:40 pm

I believe it is a polar covalent bond with ionic character

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Re: Bond type for FeO2?

Postby Prasanna Padmanabham 4I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:41 pm

I guess it officially described as being "polar covalent" but its super ionic in character.

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Re: Bond type for FeO2?

Postby 105335337 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:44 pm

Officially, FeO2 is considered a polar covalent bond. However, it shows extreme ionic character due to the electronegativity difference (~1.6).

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