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
O - N =3.5 - 3 = 0.5
O - C = 3.5 - 2.5 = 1.0
O - H = 3.5 - 2.2 = 1.3
Which of the following compounds displays the greatest ionic character in its bonds?
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