What type of bonding is likely to dominate in TeO2 and LiCl?

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What type of bonding is likely to dominate in TeO2 and LiCl?

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« Last Edit: 02/08/2010 10:30:02 by _system »

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What type of bonding is likely to dominate in TeO2 and LiCl?
« Reply #1 on: 02/08/2010 22:26:13 »
LiCl is ionic because of the large difference in electronegativities (chlorine is more electronegative than lithium so it essentially "captures" the electrons in the bond making it ionic due to an electron transfer). Not sure about TeO2 though...