Most covalent or ionic character

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Husnia Safi - 1K
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Most covalent or ionic character

Postby Husnia Safi - 1K » Sun May 27, 2018 10:21 pm

What does it mean when something has the most covalent character? most ionic character?

ElizabethP1L
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Re: Most covalent or ionic character

Postby ElizabethP1L » Sun May 27, 2018 10:44 pm

More ionic character means that there is a greater difference in electronegativity between the 2 atoms allowing one to strip the other of an electron making it ionic. Typically, these atoms are farther away from each other on the periodic table than atoms of covalent character that would have similar electronegativities. Hope this helped! :)

Sonia Aronson 1B
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Re: Most covalent or ionic character

Postby Sonia Aronson 1B » Sun May 27, 2018 11:22 pm

A molecule that is ionic is going to be least covalent; the two are opposites of each other because requires two molecules to share electrons and the other steals electrons. A smaller difference in electronegativity makes a bond more covalent and a large difference in electronegativity makes a bond ionic.

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Re: Most covalent or ionic character

Postby Heung Ching Chia 1E » Sun May 27, 2018 11:30 pm

Most covalent means the difference in electronegativity between the two atoms in a molecule is small while most ionic means the difference in electronegativity is big between two atoms.


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