Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach

Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393912345
ISBN 13: 978-0-39391-234-0

Chapter 4 - Chemical Bonding - Questions and Problems - Page 180: 84


Atoms have differing electronegativities. If the atoms are of different elements, then each atom will pull on electrons differently, depending on their electronegativities. Atoms with higher electronegativities will pull on electrons more; therefore, electrons will spend more time in the vicinity of the more electronegative atoms.

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