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use differences in electronegativity to account for certain properties of bonds. What if all atoms had the same electronegativity values? How would bonding between atoms be affected? What are some differences we would notice?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

How bonding between atoms would be affected if all atoms had the same electronegativity values is to be stated. The differences that occur due to the same electronegativity values of all the atoms are to be stated?

Concept Introduction:

The ability that is possessed by an atom to attract the bonding pair of electrons towards itself is known as electronegativity. The electronegativity decreases while going down the group and increases while moving left to right in the period.

Explanation

In the given situation if all the atoms had the same electronegativity values then it would be impossible to determine that the atoms need to either gain electrons or lose electrons in a chemical reaction. Also, it would be difficult to predict that the compound of the given elements would be ionic, polar or nonpolar...

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