Covalent Bonds  [ENDORSED]

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Covalent Bonds

Postby Danieljm1B » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 pm

What is the difference between a covalent and a polar covalent bond?

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Re: Covalent Bonds  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jeril Joseph 1B » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:32 pm

Well, the difference between the two would be that covalent bonds are the sharing of electrons between nonmetals; whether polar or non polar. Polar covalent bonds have to do with a lack of symmetrical distribution of electrons in the bond. As a result, the molecule formed from the polar covalent bond would have a negative end and a positive end on certain sides of the atoms because there is an electronegativity difference between the atoms bonded in the polar covalent bond. Hope this helps.

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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:20 pm

Yes, covalent bonds refer to the types of bonds where electrons are shared; they can be either polar or nonpolar covalent bonds. Polar covalent bonds are a type of covalent bond where the electrons are not equally shared as described above (nonpolar covalent bonds occur where electrons are equally or almost equally shared in the covalent bond)

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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby hannabarlow1A » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 am

Unless the bonded atoms are the same element, it is likely that the covalent bond has ionic characteristics/some polarity, since different elements possess different electronegativities and will therefore unequally share electrons.

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