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Covalent Bonds: Predicting Bond Polarity and Ionic Character

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Identify the atom that is likely to have the highest electronegativity.

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1. How is a covalent bond formed?

2. When is a polar covalent bond formed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get a better understanding of what's involved when atoms bond to each other. The quiz and worksheet will ask you to identify what bonds would form between two atoms with different electronegativities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials will assess your ability to figure out:

  • Electronegativity of specific atoms
  • What a covalent bond is
  • The difference between polar and non-polar bonds
  • The relationship between electronegativity and type of bond formed

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of polarity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding covalent and ionic bonds and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electronegativity

Additional Learning

If you want to study more on atomic bonding, look over the accompanying lesson titled Covalent Bonds: Predicting Bond Polarity and Ionic Character. This lesson will go over the following objectives:

  • Understand the concept of electronegativity
  • Know the differences between covalent and ionic bonds
  • Predict when a bond formed may be polar or non-polar
  • Learn the definition of ionic character
  • Recognize atomic traits that influence electronegativity
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