Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 6 - Covalent Bonding - Questions for Review and Thought - Review Questions: 3

Answer

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.
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