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Worksheet: Bonding Type from Electronegativity Differences

Q1:

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?

  • AIonic
  • BPolar covalent
  • CMetallic
  • DPure covalent
  • EVan der Waals

Q2:

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
  • BPure covalent
  • CMetallic
  • DPolar covalent
  • EVan der Waals

Q3:

Which of the following chlorides is the least ionic?

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

Q4:

Which of the following chlorides is not covalent?

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

Q5:

Based on the electronegativities of the elements involved, what type of bonding is likely in N C l 3 ?

  • AHeterolytic
  • BPolar covalent
  • CHomolytic
  • DPure covalent
  • EIonic

Q6:

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

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

Q7:

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

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

Q8:

Based on the electronegativities of the elements involved, what type of bonding is likely in M g O ?

  • APure covalent
  • BPolar covalent
  • CHeterolytic
  • DIonic
  • EHomolytic

Q9:

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

  • AHeterolytic
  • BPure covalent
  • CHomolytic
  • DPolar covalent
  • EIonic