Please Classify each of the following diatomic species as ionic, polar covalent or non polar covalent.
We’re being asked to determine if the compounds are held together by polar/non-polar covalent bond or ionic bond among the given choices.
A covalent bond is formed by the sharing of electrons by two non-metals.
An ionic bond, on the other hand, is a bond formed between a metal and a non-metal.
Recall that for a covalent bond to be:
• Polar: electronegativity difference must be greater than 0.5
• Non-polar: electronegativity difference must be less than 0.5