Problem: How would you arrange the following bonds in order of increasing ionic character: C−F, O−F, H−F, and Na−F?

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We’re being asked to arrange the given bonds in order of increasing ionic character.

The sharing of electrons by two non-metals forms a covalent bond.

The transfer of an electron from metal to non-metal forms an ionic bond.


The following table shows the type of bond according to the difference of electronegativity.

 


The higher the electronegativity difference, the more ionic a bond is.


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How would you arrange the following bonds in order of increasing ionic character: C−F, O−F, H−F, and Na−F?

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