Types of bondings

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Is there any rule that I can use to determine if an atom will consist of ionic bondings, covalent bondings or polar covalent bondings? I'm thinking of difference in electronegativity on the Pauling scale.
 

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you mean a compound?!

the electronegativity difference should be more than 1.7 for the compound to be ionic.
 
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also, when there is an ion of high charge density(e.g. in AlCl3), covalency may occur.
 

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