Problems and Solutions
Using your knowledge of electronegativity, tell whether each of the following bonds will be ionic.
For each pair, indicate which bond will be stronger.
a. C-H, Li-F
b. Li-F, Mg-O
c. Li-F, Cs-I
Two ions of with charges +1 and -1 are separated by a distance of 1.0 angstroms. By what factor is the potential energy increased when those ions are moved to 4.0 angstroms away?