Problem: Which of the following compounds displays the greatest ionic character in its bonds?A. NO2B. CO2C. H2OD. HFE. NH3

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We are asked which of the following compounds displays the greatest ionic character in its bonds


The higher the electronegativity difference the higher the ionic character. 


The electronegativity values are: 

N → 3

O → 3.5

C → 2.5

H → 2.2

F → 4

A. NO2

O - N  =3.5 - 3 = 0.5

 

B. CO2

O - C = 3.5 - 2.5 = 1.0


C. H2O

O - H = 3.5 - 2.2 = 1.3


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Which of the following compounds displays the greatest ionic character in its bonds?

A. NO2

B. CO2

C. H2O

D. HF

E. NH3

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