Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular StructureWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
Sections
Chemical Bonds
Lattice Energy
Lattice Energy Application
Born Haber Cycle
Dipole Moment
Lewis Dot Structure
Octet Rule
Formal Charge
Resonance Structures
Additional Practice
Bond Energy

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

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

Problem

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

Solution

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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