Question #17c48

Mar 2, 2017

Nonpolar covalent or slightly polar covalent.

Explanation:

The type of bond and amount of ionic character depends on the difference of electronegativity ($\Delta E N$) between the two atoms.

If $0 \le \Delta E N \le 0.4$, the bond is nonpolar covalent.
If $0.4 < \Delta E N \le 1.8$, the bond is polar covalent.
If $1.8 < \Delta E N$, the bond is ionic.