Problem: What type of bonding would be expected between the following atoms?a. U and Fb. Cu and sc. I and Br

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We will have to calculate the electronegativity difference of the elements forming the bond:

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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               


Calculate the electronegativity difference and classify each compound: 


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What type of bonding would be expected between the following atoms?

a. U and F

b. Cu and s

c. I and Br

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