Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Bonds

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Margaret Akey
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Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby Margaret Akey » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:29 pm

What are the main differences between ionic and covalent bonds?

Diviya Khullar 1G
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Re: Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby Diviya Khullar 1G » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

An ionic bond usually occurs between a metal and a nonmetal, where the metal loses an electron to the nonmetal so that both atoms can be stable.
A covalent bond usually occurs between two nonmetals, where the two atoms share an electron so they can both be stable.

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Re: Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby whitney_2C » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Ionic bonds are bonds in which one atom (the nonmetal) takes an electron from another atom (the metal) so that both have an octet whereas covalent bonds are where nonmetals share electrons to get to their octets.
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Re: Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby 505194972 3k » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:38 pm

I believe ionic bonds typically involve metals with nonmetals and covalent bonds deal with nonmetals bonding with other nonmetals. In ionic bonding metals lose electrons and nonmetals gain within the bond to form the octet while in covelant the atoms share the electrons.

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Re: Difference Between Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby Ania Chavez Dis 4D » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:39 pm

In ionic bonding, electrons are transferred from atoms A to atoms B.
-It usually occurs between metals and nonmetals.
-the nonmetals are "stronger" than the metals, so it can get electrons easily from the metal.
-It has high polarity

in covalent bonding, electrons are shared between atom C and atom D.
-It usually occurs between 2 nonmetals that have similar electronegativity.
-It has low polarity.


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