Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 29 - Molecules and Solids - Questions: 1

Answer

a. Covalent b. Ionic c. Metallic

Work Step by Step

a. The nitrogen atoms are identical, so they share electrons equally. b. The Cl atom has a greater electron affinity, as explained on page 831. This bond is expected to be ionic. c. Iron atoms in a solid pool all their electrons, which is characteristic of a metallic bond. This is explained on page 840.
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