We can predict the bond formed between two elements using their electronegativity difference:
(ΔEN) Bond Classification
Zero (0.0) Pure Covalent
Small (0.1 – 0.4) Nonpolar Covalent
Intermediate (0.4 – 1.7) Polar Covalent
Large (Greater than 1.7) Ionic
Atoms having equal or nearly equal electronegativities are expected to form
A) no bonds
B) nonpolar covalent bonds
C) ionic bonds
D) covalent bonds
E) polar covalent bonds
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