• Electronegativity is defined as the ability of an atom to attract electrons when the atoms are in a compound.
  • The degree to which a given bond is ionic or covalent is determined by calculating the difference in electronegativity between the two atoms involved in the bond.
  • A bond in which the electr onegativity difference between the atoms is between 0.4 and 1.7 is called a polar covalents bond.
  • In a non-polar covalented bond, the distribution of electrons around the molecule is no longer symmetrical.
Select from the frequently asked questions below