Lecture 9: Electronegativity, Partial Charge, Polar Bonds and Polar Molecules - Ionic Character of Covalent Bonds, Pauling's Calculation of Heteronuclear Bond Energies

author: Donald R. Sadoway, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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