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Bond polarity

Electronegativity is the tendency of an atom to attract electron density from a shared pair of electrons contained in a covalent bond. The electron distribution in a covalent bond between elements with different electronegativities will be asymmetrical. This produces a polar covalent bond, and may cause a molecule to have a permanent dipole. In general, Electronegativity increases across the periodic table– due to successive

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