Chemistry (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 23 - Functional Groups - 23 Assessment: 49

Answer

Both atoms in a carbon-carbon double bond have the same electronegativity, which means that the bond is nonpolar. As oxygen is more electronegative than carbon, a carbon-oxygen bond would be very polar.

Work Step by Step

Both atoms in a carbon-carbon double bond have the same electronegativity, which means that the bond is nonpolar. As oxygen is more electronegative than carbon, a carbon-oxygen bond would be very polar.
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