Problem: Atoms having equal or nearly equal electronegativities are expected to formA) no bondsB) nonpolar covalent bondsC) ionic bondsD) covalent bondsE) polar covalent bonds

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We can predict the bond formed between two elements using their electronegativity difference:

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Electronegativity Difference        

              (ΔEN)                                     Bond Classification
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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               

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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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