Covalent Character

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Priscilla Okaiteye
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Covalent Character

Postby Priscilla Okaiteye » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:42 am

Hi everyone, I just wanted a little clarification on what exactly covalent character would be. Is it used to describe ionic bonds right?

Yeo Bin Yook 1K
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Re: Covalent Character

Postby Yeo Bin Yook 1K » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:12 am

You can think of covalent character as the opposite of ionic character. The greater the difference in electronegativity, the greater the ionic character. But smaller the difference, the more covalent character it has.

Paywand Baghal
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Re: Covalent Character

Postby Paywand Baghal » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:08 pm

Yeo Bin Yook 1K wrote:You can think of covalent character as the opposite of ionic character. The greater the difference in electronegativity, the greater the ionic character. But smaller the difference, the more covalent character it has.


can you describe the ionic character? or would it literally just be the exact opposite?

Jessica Lancisi - 1I
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Re: Covalent Character

Postby Jessica Lancisi - 1I » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:56 pm

Ionic character has to do with the differences in electronegativity, if there is a larger difference in electronegativity between two molecules it is considered to have more ionic character

Riya Shah 4H
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Re: Covalent Character

Postby Riya Shah 4H » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:10 pm

How can we know whether a bond has a covalent and ionic character?


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