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Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:00 pm
by Mark 1D
Howdy partners. Are ionic bonds always between non-metals and metals?

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:04 pm
by Faith Fredlund 1H
Yes, ionic bond are always between metals and non-metals. This is because metals have low ionization energies (which make them good conductors) and non-metals have high ionization energies. This makes it easy for metals to give their electrons to non-metals to form the chemical bond between them.

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:09 pm
by Ethan Yi 1K
Yes. Ionic bonds are formed when two atoms have electronegativities that are not close to each other, so that an atom pulls an electron off of another atom. This means two nonmetals do not form ionic bonds because their electronegativities are too close together, as they form covalent bonds instead.

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:26 pm
by Selina Bellin 2B
yes!

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:35 pm
by Kelly Hollman
Yup, and remember how iconic bonds are different from covalent bonds (which are between non-metals)

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:45 pm
by Samantha Chang 2K
Yes!

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:04 pm
by Jackie Ngo 1C
Yes, always! And that's because ionic bonds are formed between a cation and anion, and cations are usually within metals, and anions are usually within nonmetals.

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:14 pm
by kateminden
Yes, they are always between metals and non-metals!

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:52 pm
by Arshia Ramesh 1G
Yes ionic bonds are always between a metal and a non metal.

Re: Question regarding ionic bonds

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:28 pm
by Aleeque Marselian 1A
Yes!! Ionic bonds are always between metals and nonmetals, while covalent bonds are between two nonmetals.