Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 6 - Covalent Bonding - Questions for Review and Thought - General Questions - Page 283d: 73


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This is not the correct logic but is a mostly correct trend. After all, bonds being covalent has to do with differences in electronegativities, which is correlated with the distance apart on the periodic table. Thus, the friend is using the wrong explanation, but the trend is correct in many instances.
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