Problem: A classmate of yours is convinced that he knows everything about electronegativity.In the case of atoms X and Y having different electronegativities, he says, the diatomic molecule X-Y must be polar. Is your classmate correct?

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A classmate of yours is convinced that he knows everything about electronegativity.

In the case of atoms X and Y having different electronegativities, he says, the diatomic molecule X-Y must be polar. Is your classmate correct?

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