Problem: Please Classify each of the following diatomic species as ionic, polar covalent or non polar covalent.1. N2 2. HCl 3. NaCl 4. BrF 5. KF

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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. 


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


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Please Classify each of the following diatomic species as ionic, polar covalent or non polar covalent.

1. N2 

2. HCl 

3. NaCl 

4. BrF 

5. KF