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 - Review Questions - Page 283: 3


non-metal, different electronegativities

Work Step by Step

Two atoms will bond covalently if they are both non-metals. We are also asked to find what would need to be true for the bonding to be polar. Polar bonds require differences in electronegativities, so A and X would have to have different electronegativities.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.