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Offline roseclm

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Are non-polar and pure covalent bonds the same thing?
« on: August 13, 2022, 07:52:47 AM »
As above. This might be a stupid question but can't find any info on it.

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Re: Are non-polar and pure covalent bonds the same thing?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 08:59:20 AM »
No and yes. A non- polar bond is every time also a covalent bond. Like in Cl-Cl.  But the opposit is, a covalent bond can also be a polar bond like in HCl..

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Re: Are non-polar and pure covalent bonds the same thing?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 09:05:34 AM »
The rules of this forum require that I can't give you a direct answer to your question unless you have demonstrated some attempt at answering it yourself or at least explaining your thinking. I am surprised that you appear unable to get started on this because a simple Google of covalent bonding will get you started and give you several lines of enquiry to follow up. However to help you get started I am attaching a link which will certainly get you going in understanding more about bonding appropriate for high school level.

In addition to learning about the main types of bonding you can also use the menu in this link to explore intermolecular forces (sometimes called Van der Waals forces) which has direct relevance to your posed question about whether pure covalent bonds can be polar in any sense.

 Please do come back to this forum when you have studied the information in this link if you then have further questions. https://www.chemguide.co.uk/atoms/bondingmenu.html

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Re: Are non-polar and pure covalent bonds the same thing?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 09:16:41 AM »
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Are non-polar and pure covalent bonds the same thing?
I think the key word here is in bold text. This isn't a phrasing that most chemists would use. So I guess I would ask what the OP means by the word "pure".
What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?  - Richard P. Feynman

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Re: Are non-polar and pure covalent bonds the same thing?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2022, 01:23:29 PM »
@OP,
Can you provide subclasses of covalent bonds for us?

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