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Covalent vs. Ionic

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:06 pm
by Leslie Contreras 1D
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?

Re: Covalent vs. Ionic

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:15 pm
by Nienjou Claire 1E
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.

Re: Covalent vs. Ionic

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:22 pm
by Jimmy lira-1G
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)

Jimmy Lira 1G

Re: Covalent vs. Ionic

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 10:15 pm
by Leslie Contreras 1D
Thank you that really helped
both of you