We’re being asked to determine if the given substances are ionic, nonpolar covalent, or polar covalent.
We will have to calculate the electronegativity difference of the elements forming the bond:
(ΔEN) Bond Classification
Zero (0.0) Pure Covalent
Small (0.1 – 0.4) Nonpolar Covalent
Intermediate (0.4 – 1.7) Polar Covalent
Large (Greater than 1.7) Ionic
Calculate the electronegativity difference and classify each compound:
Are the bonds in each of the following substances ionic, nonpolar covalent, or polar covalent?
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