covalent bonds

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covalent bonds

Postby AlexandraZuniga1L » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:59 am

Why don't non-metals form cations?

Bingcui Guo
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Re: covalent bonds

Postby Bingcui Guo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:30 am

Because they have more than 4 electrons and due to the electrostatic force between electrons, they tend to attract more electrons to reach the 8-electron stable structure instead of losing them

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Re: covalent bonds

Postby dgerges 4H » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:10 am

Nonmetals typically have much higher ionization energies which makes them less likely to lose electrons and become cations

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