Covalent Bond Exception?

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Austin Clack
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Covalent Bond Exception?

Postby Austin Clack » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:22 pm

Are there any exceptions to covalent bonds? What I mean by this is could a non-metal and a metal bond covalently instead of ionically?

Nada AbouHaiba 1I
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Re: Covalent Bond Exception?

Postby Nada AbouHaiba 1I » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:51 pm

I don't think so just because non-metals and metals are usually charged as cations/anions, so these charges would make them ionic bonds. But! there may be exceptions that I've just never heard about.

Theodore_Herring_1A
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Re: Covalent Bond Exception?

Postby Theodore_Herring_1A » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:49 pm

They will not form covalent bonds in the traditional sense, but some metals and nonmetals might form ionic bonds with strong covalent characteristics depending on the electronegativity of the atoms.


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