anonymous
  • anonymous
How is a bond between Na and Cl different from a bond between C and O? What about a bond between N and N? Why are some bonds ionic and some covalent?
Chemistry
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
jamiebookeater
  • jamiebookeater
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Whether a bond is covalent or ionic depends on the electronegativity difference between the participating atoms. Because that Na and Cl have very different electronegativities - Cl having a much higher electronegativity - the bond will be ionic - chlorine will fully take an electron from sodium. C and O will have a polar covalent bond (there is an electronegativity difference but not quite as large as the previous one). N and N will have a nonpolar covalent bond (no electronegativity difference). In covalent bonds atoms share electrons instead of giving and taking them.

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.