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Ahmet_Dikyurt_3L wrote:the answer key says c-o, but the explanation doesn't sound right. It says that since o is the smallest, but both n and c are smaller, so I really don't know.
It C=O because the two ions have the greatest difference in electronegativity. Oxygen has a greater nuclear pull and will pull the shared electron toward itself much more than C does. I think Dr. Lavelle said he will speak about electronegativity in a future lecture. Hope this helps!
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