Worksheet: Bonding Type Based on Electronegativity Differences

In this worksheet, we will practice deducing the likely type of bonding between atoms of two elements based on their electronegativities.

Q1:

Which of the following is an ionic solid at room temperature and pressure?

  • A C C l 4
  • B B ( O H ) 3
  • C H O 2 2
  • D S i O 2
  • E L i C O 2 3

Q2:

Which of the following is a covalent solid at room temperature and pressure?

  • A C a F 2
  • B C H C l 3
  • C N H 2 4
  • D S O 2
  • E P O 2 5

Q3:

Which of the following chlorides is least ionic?

  • A S i C l 4
  • B C s C l
  • C M g C l 2
  • D C r C l 3
  • E C u C l 2

Q4:

Which of the following chlorides is not covalent?

  • A I C l
  • B K C l
  • C P C l 5
  • D C C l 4
  • E N C l 3

Q5:

Based on the electronegativities of the elements involved, what type of bonding is likely in NCl3?

  • APure covalent
  • BHomolytic
  • CIonic
  • DHeterolytic
  • EPolar covalent

Q6:

Based on the electronegativities of the elements involved, what type of bonding is likely in HI?

  • AHomolytic
  • BPure covalent
  • CPolar covalent
  • DIonic
  • EHeterolytic

Q7:

Based on the electronegativities of the elements involved, what type of bonding is likely in MgO?

  • APolar covalent
  • BPure covalent
  • CHeterolytic
  • DHomolytic
  • EIonic

Q8:

A pair of elements have a difference in electronegativity of 0.2. If atoms of these elements form a bond, what type of bonding is likely to occur?

  • APure covalent
  • BMetallic
  • CPolar covalent
  • DVan der Waals
  • EIonic

Q9:

A pair of elements have a difference in electronegativity of 1.6. If atoms of these elements form a bond, what type of bonding is likely to occur?

  • APolar covalent
  • BMetallic
  • CIonic
  • DPure covalent
  • EVan der Waals

Q10:

Which of the following compounds is the most covalent?

  • A P O 4 1 0
  • B M g O
  • C A l O 2 3
  • D S i O 2
  • E N a O 2

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