Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Covalent Bonding - 8.4 Polar Bonds and Molecules - 8.4 Lesson Check: 31

Answer

More electronegative atoms attract electrons more strongly and gain a slightly negative charge in their bonds. Less electronegative atoms attract electrons less strongly and have a slightly positive charge in bonds.

Work Step by Step

More electronegative atoms attract electrons more strongly and gain a slightly negative charge in their bonds. Less electronegative atoms attract electrons less strongly and have a slightly positive charge in bonds.
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