# What is the difference in electronegativity in a C-C bond? What type of bond is it?

Jan 27, 2018

Well, ZERO....

#### Explanation:

The constituent atoms of the bond are the SAME....and there is thus ZERO electronegativity difference...$C - C$ bonds are thus non-polar. In addition there is LITTLE difference in the electronegativities of carbon and hydrogen, ${2.54}_{C}$ and ${2.11}_{H}$ on the Pauling scale....$C - H$ bonds are also non-polar.

The result is that hydrocarbons tend to be non-polar molecules....