Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

Chiomatn93 Group Title

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?

  • 2 years ago
  • 2 years ago

  • This Question is Closed
  1. LogicalReason Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.