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An electronegative bond is an electron-deficient bond that exists between two atoms that have equal and opposite electronegativities. Electronegativity, the ability to attract electrons, can be a measure of an atom’s chemical reactivity. The higher the electronegativity, the more reactive it is likely to be. When two atoms with highly different electronegativities come in contact with each other they usually form electrostatic bonds and share their electrons unequally which leads to one atom having a surplus or shortage of electrons. Electronegative bonds occur when two atoms have an equal and opposite effect on electrons. These bonds are between two elements which will both attract the same number of electrons from other nearby molecules, but with different levels of strength. For example, a bond that is established by sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl) has one electron being shared equally between these two ions because their electronegativities cancel each other out for this particular type of bonding. The table below shows some examples: *Hydrogen Gas + Chlorine gas == Hydrogen chloride – hydrogen loses its single electron to form ionic compounds or H(+) + Cl- (-). This reaction also reduces atmospheric ozone pollution so it’s actually pretty helpful to


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