Part B. Using the given table of electronegativity values, determine whether each bond is nonpolar covalent, polar covalent, or ionic.
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Bond polarity results from two bonded atoms having differing electronegativity values. Covalent bonds exist when the two atoms involved in the bond share the electrons. These electrons are shared either evenly or unevenly to a degree depending on the electronegativity differences between the two atoms. Ionic bonds exist when the two atoms transfer electrons. These electrons are so strongly attracted to the more electronegative atom that there is virtually no sharing of electrons and the atoms are simply attracted to another by having opposite charges.
The difference in electronegativity values can be used to predict the type of bond formed between two atoms.
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