Question #7c119

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Mar 22, 2017

In MgO molecule the bond between Mg and O is ionic.


In my textbook, anything with a #DeltaEN > 1.5# is said to be ionic.

#Delta EN# is the difference in electronegativity. These numbers are very fuzzy and it depends on your teacher and textbook. However, as a rule of thumb, if they are on opposite ends (from left to right), they usually are ionic bonds.