Covalent vs. Ionic

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Leslie Contreras 1D
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Covalent vs. Ionic

Postby Leslie Contreras 1D » Sun May 06, 2018 9:06 pm

In the book, ionic bonds are the transfer of electrons then it says covalent bonds share electrons.
Why do they have such a big difference don't they share either way?

Nienjou Claire 1E
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Re: Covalent vs. Ionic

Postby Nienjou Claire 1E » Sun May 06, 2018 9:15 pm

First off, covalent bonds are between nonmetals and ionic bonds are between a metal and nonmetal.
The biggest, and most important, difference is that elements in an ionic bond are more aggressive so it kind of takes the electron, which produces a charge for the overall molecule. Covalent bond elements, on the other hand, share the electrons equally so there is no charge.

Jimmy lira-1G
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Re: Covalent vs. Ionic

Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sun May 06, 2018 9:22 pm

They are significantly different.
Cavelent bonds are bonds formed between 2 nonmetals , which share their electrons to become stable. It is chemical bonding

Ionic bonds are bonds formed between a nonmetal and metal ; nonmetals are stronger than metals and can get electrons from the metal. It is an electrovalent bond formed by electrostatic attraction (electronegativity)

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Leslie Contreras 1D
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Re: Covalent vs. Ionic

Postby Leslie Contreras 1D » Sun May 06, 2018 10:15 pm

Thank you that really helped
both of you


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