As a bond between a hydrogen atom and a sulfur atom is formed, are the electrons shared or transferred to form a covalent or ionic bond?

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Dec 30, 2016

Answer:

The bond between a hydrogen atom and a sulfur atom is nonpolar covalent, so the electrons are shared.

Explanation:

Comparing their electronegativities will help determine the type of bond. Electronegativity is the tendency of a bonded atom to attract shared electrons to itself. The difference in electronegativity #(Delta"EN")# is used to determine bond type. Hydrogen has an electronegativity of 2.20 and sulfur has an electronegativity of 2.58. The electronegativity difference is 0.38. The electrons are shared in a nonpolar covalent bond.

Refer to the following site for more information about electronegativity and an electronegativity chart.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronegativity