Answer to Question #194560 in Organic Chemistry for marianna

Question #194560

bonding pair C=O what is the electronegativity difference and bond type of C=O


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2021-05-20T07:51:45-0400

The electronegativity of a carbon atom is 2.55. The ΔEN between carbon and oxygen is |2.55−3.44|=0.89 . Therefore the bond is polar covalent and the electrons are not shared equally


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