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Ionic Character, on which factors do it depend [duplicate]

I was watching a lecture of chemistry teacher. He gave the following question: Q Arrange in terms of increasing ionic character: LiF,NaF,KF,RbF,CsF? My try: I tried two approaches: Approach 1: As F ...
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Why is HF much more covalent than KI despite having a greater electronegativity difference? [duplicate]

Generally, the percent of ionic character in a two-element compound correlates quite well with the difference in the electronegativities of the two elements making up the compound, as can be seen in ...
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The impossibility of 100% ionic bond

Recently, I read the definition of oxidation state on Wikipedia. It read that a 100% ionic bond is impossible. So what does a 75% ionic and 25% covalent bond mean at all?
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Why isn't water an ionic compound?

If two alkali metal atoms join with an oxygen atom, an ionic bond forms. Since hydrogen has the same number of valence electrons as alkali metals, why can't water be ionic? This is what I'm thinking:...
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Can 100% covalent bonds exist?

Every covalent bond has some ionic character and every ionic bond some covalent character. I can understand why a completely ionic bond is an ideal situation. But completely covalent bonds can exist(?)...
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Is KHF2 an ionic compound or a covalent compound?

The statement below is an excerpt from my school textbook:- Because of the tendency of fluorine to form hydrogen bond, metal fluorides are solvated by $\ce{HF}$ giving species of the type $\ce{...
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Is the bond in HF ionic while it is covalent in HCl?

Why would a hydrogen atom "donate" to fluorine in an ionic bond but not in $\ce{HCl}$? Why would $\ce{H}$ and chlorine share instead of $\ce{Cl}$ just stripping it away like $\ce{F}$ does?
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Is beryllium difluoride covalent or ionic?

My textbook says that despite the large electronegativity difference $\ce{BeF2}$ is covalent since the beryllium ion will have too much charge density and it will attract the fluorine electron cloud ...
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Is PbO ionic compound?

In IIT-JAM 2018, There was one question: "which one of the following oxides are ionic?" I have selected $\ce{PbO}$ but according to the official answer key, $\ce{PbO}$ isn't ionic. Although ...
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Is FeS2 both an ionic and covalent compound? [duplicate]

Iron (II) disulfide. Iron pyrite. Fool's gold to some. But what bond does it fall under? It could possibly be used for both? This would give a deeper understanding into other like examples, where ...
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Determining which compound is more 'ionic'

I was going through my chemistry textbook (IB Pearson), and it explicitly stated that the higher the absolute difference between the electronegativity of elements in a binary compound, the more 'ionic'...
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Is carbon–sodium bond mainly ionic or covalent?

We all know that carbon mostly forms covalent bonds (almost always) and sodium mostly forms ionic bonds (almost always). But if $\ce{NaOH}$ reacts with ethyne, then $\ce{HC#CNa}$ and $\ce{H2O}$ are ...
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Covalent and Ionic bonds with Semi-metals

why are some semimetals considered as a metal, and some, a nonmetal when paired with some atoms. Like in BF, it is an ionic bond, but in SiCl, it is a covalent bond. Do their electronegativities ...
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Why is the melting point of KBr higher than that of CsCl?

I thought that when compounds have similar forces and charges, the one with the higher molecular weight has the higher melting point. If that is true, then why is the melting point of $\ce{KBr}$ ...
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Which has more ionic character, LiF or K2O?

After drawing the structures of both and considering dipole moment, doesn't it seems that all K2O should have more ionic character than LiF? My textbook says its LiF.

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