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Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:14 pm
by Jessica Chern 1H
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?

Re: Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:40 pm
by Audrey_Hall_2I
Is it because we're supposed to know that ammonium is an ion so its bonds are always ionic?

Re: Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:00 pm
by Jessica Chern 1H
What about for compounds like potassium phosphide or sodium hypochlorite? (textbook exercise 3.39)

Re: Lewis Structure of Ionic vs. Covalent

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:09 am
by Preet_Bains_1D
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Lavelle's last response will help you.