This form calculates the bond polarity by comparing the electronegativity of two atoms.
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When two atoms bond to form a molecule, the electron(s) in the bond are not necessarily shared equally. By comparing the
Electronegativity of the two atoms (See the Periodic Table for a list of Electronegativites
one can determine if the bond is Ionic (one atom takes the electron from the other atom in the bond), Polar Covalent (the electron is shared, but it is spends most of its
time near the atom with higher electronegativity), or nonpolar covalent (the electron is shared between both atoms equally).