Problem: Which pair of atoms forms a nonpolar covalent bond?a) C and Sb) C and Oc) B and Od) Na and Cl

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Ionic Bond

metal(or polyatomic ion) + nonmetal (or polyatomic ion)

Covalent (or Molecular) Bond

nonmetal + nonmetal

polar → electronegativity difference > 0

nonpolar → electronegativity difference = 0

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Which pair of atoms forms a nonpolar covalent bond?
a) C and S
b) C and O
c) B and O
d) Na and Cl

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