Determining Difference in Electronegativity

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Ranger Saldivar 2D
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Determining Difference in Electronegativity

Postby Ranger Saldivar 2D » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:06 am

On page 75 of the course reader, it states that in order to be considered an ionic bond, heteronuclear atoms must have an electronegativity difference greater than two. How do we determine the values of electronegativity to determine if a bond should be considered ionic or covalent?

Kelly Sun 3E
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Re: Determining Difference in Electronegativity

Postby Kelly Sun 3E » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:09 am

Electronegativity values were experimentally calculated, which we do not need to do. You should be given a table of electronegativity values for each atom and you can calculate the difference from that.


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