How Does Electronegativity Impact Bonding
This post will explore the role of electronegativity in determining bonding between atoms for Prelim Chemistry.
- Investigate the role of electronegativity in determining the ionic or covalent nature of bonds between atoms
Electronegativity and Bonds
Recall that electronegativity describes the ability of an atom to attract electrons. So, atoms with higher electronegativity can attract electrons much better then atoms with low electronegativity. If atoms like these interacted where would the valence electrons of these atoms be likely to go? This video explains how electronegativity and bond polarity are related.
This video has some example questions, where you are given the electronegativities.