I'm not Chemist. I'm taking a chemistry class in college, and the test review contains many questions where I'm asked to rank from least to greatest based on bond order, polarity, and bond angles. I feel like I can rate on electronegativity.
The problem is that I don't know a way to rationalize this in my mind without drawing the Lewis Structures. Many times each possible choice has like 5 or so, so it takes a lot of time. We are only given 50 minutes for the test and there are many more problems that require large amounts of time.
As a chemist or someone who is more knowledgeable in this field than I am, are there any techniques that would help you now or when you were first learning?