Ionic Bonds with Covalent Character

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Emily Orozco L4
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Ionic Bonds with Covalent Character

Postby Emily Orozco L4 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:07 pm

Ionic bonds having covalent character is due to the partially positive and negative charges right? For example, NaCl.

Brian Cook
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Re: Ionic Bonds with Covalent Character

Postby Brian Cook » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:16 pm

Yeah, so the electron does't completely transfer to the other side. The positive Na side exerts an attractive force on the Cl electrons, which moves the electron cloud over but isn't a complete transfer of electrons. And that's why there is still some sharing or covalent character between the valence electrons of the atoms. Hope this helps :)

Michelle Nwufo 2G
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Re: Ionic Bonds with Covalent Character

Postby Michelle Nwufo 2G » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:28 pm

Going off defining covalent character, why are compounds that have a bond with high covalent character less soluble in water?

Avery Zuelch 1D
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Re: Ionic Bonds with Covalent Character

Postby Avery Zuelch 1D » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:57 pm

They are less soluble in water because the covalent bonds are holding the atoms together stronger than with the other type of bond. It takes more to break apart the covalent bond.


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