Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

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Jessica Chern 1H
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Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

Postby Jessica Chern 1H » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:14 pm

Based on the name of the compound itself (e.g. ammonium chloride), how do you know if the compound is ionically or covalently bonded when drawing the Lewis Structure?

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Re: Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

Postby Audrey_Hall_2I » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:40 pm

Is it because we're supposed to know that ammonium is an ion so its bonds are always ionic?

Jessica Chern 1H
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Re: Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

Postby Jessica Chern 1H » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:00 pm

What about for compounds like potassium phosphide or sodium hypochlorite? (textbook exercise 3.39)

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Re: Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

Postby Preet_Bains_1D » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:09 am

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=16106#top
Lavelle's last response will help you.


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