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?

  • ACCl4
  • BB(OH)3
  • CHO22
  • DSiO2
  • ELiCO23

Q2:

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

  • ACaF2
  • BCHCl3
  • CNH24
  • DSO2
  • EPO25

Q3:

Which of the following chlorides is least ionic?

  • ASiCl4
  • BCsCl
  • CMgCl2
  • DCrCl3
  • ECuCl2

Q4:

Which of the following chlorides is not covalent?

  • AICl
  • BKCl
  • CPCl5
  • DCCl4
  • ENCl3

Q5:

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

  • APolar covalent
  • BPure covalent
  • CHydrogen
  • DIonic
  • EMetallic

Q6:

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

  • AHydrogen
  • BPure covalent
  • CMetallic
  • DIonic
  • EPolar covalent

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?

  • AIonic
  • BVan der Waals
  • CPure covalent
  • DPolar covalent
  • EMetallic

Q10:

Which of the following compounds is the most covalent?

  • APO410
  • BMgO
  • CAlO23
  • DSiO2
  • ENaO2

Nagwa uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.