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Polar Covalent Bonds

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:08 am
by 205389184
Why is it that the electrons in covalent bonds are not equally shared?

Re: Polar Covalent Bonds

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:25 am
by IScarvie 1E
Some elements are more electronegative than others; for example, Fluorine has more protons in its nucleus than Carbon, so it will pull on electrons in a covalent bond more strongly.

Re: Polar Covalent Bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:00 pm
by Lauren Tanaka 1A
The electrons would not be equally shared since one of the atoms in the molecules is more electronegative than the other. Thus that particular atom will pull electrons more strongly than the other atom and would lead to an unequal distribution of charges leading the molecule to be polar covalent.