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Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:04 am
by Melissa_Aguirre1J
So an ionic bond is an equal sharing of electrons that do not have a charge and covalent bonds have partial charges?

Re: Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:22 am
by Ellie Tsang 1I
In ionic bonds, electrons are not shared; instead, they are transferred from the less electronegative atom to the more electronegative atom. In covalent bonds, electrons are shared and the difference in charges is due to one atom being more electronegative than the other-the more electronegative atom will have a negative partial charge and the less electronegative atom will have a positive partial charge.

Re: Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:37 pm
by kellyz_1C
atoms that are in an ionic bond do not share electrons. covalent bonds do share electrons but the partial charges come from when the electrons are not equally shared (due to differing electronegativities)