Problem: Use formal charge arguments to explain why CO has a less polar bond than expected on the basis of electronegativity.

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Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons.

In general, across the periodic table from left to right, and from bottom to top the electronegativity increases.

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Use formal charge arguments to explain why CO has a less polar bond than expected on the basis of electronegativity.

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