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Just to clarify, when looking at the greater ionic character, the difference between the electronegativity of the two atoms, do the number of atoms, the subscripts make a difference? For example, comparing the molecules H (subscript 2)S and HCl. I know that HCl has the greater ionic character, but does the subscript of 2 matter on the H2S or do we just compare the electronegativity of the atoms?
For determining the ionic character, we only look at the electronegativity for the individual atom. So for H2S, we would only consider the electronegativity of a single H and a single S atom to determine the ionic character of the compound.
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