Types of Bonds

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Shimran Kumar 1C
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Types of Bonds

Postby Shimran Kumar 1C » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:32 pm

How would you look at a compound and quickly determine it to be a covalent bond? Without actually working out electron sharing.

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Nienjou Claire 1E » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:35 pm

To put it simply, a covalent bond is a bond between 2 nonmetals. You can just look up the elements on the periodic table to determine if it is a nonmetal. They are to the right of the "staircase"-like divider.

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Shimran Kumar 1C » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:38 pm

Can I apply a similar logic to ionic and metallic bonds? If so, what is it?

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Nienjou Claire 1E » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:39 pm

Yes, you are exactly right! The only difference is that an ionic bond is a bond between a metal and a nonmetal and then a metallic bond is between 2 metals. Again, just look at the periodic table to determine whether an element is a nonmetal or metal.

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Mohamad Farhat 1L » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:50 pm

the last comment is right. But it may be more difficult to figure it out on an exam.

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Melissa_Aguirre1J » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 am

Covalent bonds are pairs of shared electrons between atoms. This type of bonding occurs between two atoms of the same element or of elements close to each other in the periodic table. Thus, in order to determine this, you would have to look at the periodic table.

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby ZachMoore1C » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:03 pm

The first comment about covalent bonds is correct. For the rest you would need a periodic table. (You’ll need one for covalent just to check if its a nonmetal)

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm

Covalent bonds are between 2 nonmetals. Also if there is a single, double, or triple line in between 2 atoms this is a covalent bond. Hope this helps!

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Erin Li 1K » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:52 am

A covalent bond would just be between two nonmetals while an ionic bond is between a nonmetal and a metal! just look at the two elements in the chemical equation

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Megan Phan 1K » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:45 pm

Covalent bond is a bond between two nonmetals, while an ionic bond is a bond between a nonmetal and a metal. You're able to easily discern this by looking at the elements of the equation from the periodic table.

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Re: Types of Bonds

Postby Rummel Requerme 1E » Sun May 06, 2018 10:55 pm

It's dependent on the relationship between the two elements: if they are two non-metals, it is covalent. If only one is non-metal while the other is metal, it is ionic.


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