Ionic vs.covalent bonding

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Sydney Takeda 2I
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Ionic vs.covalent bonding

Postby Sydney Takeda 2I » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:24 am

Could someone just briefly explain how to determine whether something is covalently or ionically bonded? Thanks!

Ashish Verma 2I
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Re: Ionic vs.covalent bonding

Postby Ashish Verma 2I » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:45 am

Ionic bonding usually involves a metal cation and a non metal anion and a transference of charge.
Covalent bonding usually involves two nonmetal atoms and a sharing of electrons in a bond, (no charge only potential dipoles)

Connie Chen 3D
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Re: Ionic vs.covalent bonding

Postby Connie Chen 3D » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:44 pm

Ionic bonds are mostly between metals and nonmetals, basically anions and cations. Covalent bonds are normally between two nonmentals. Ionic bonds form salts and covalent bonds form molecules.

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Re: Ionic vs.covalent bonding

Postby 205458163 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:06 pm

The covalent bond is always formed molecular, ironic bonds always form the salt.

Daniel Kim 1D
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Re: Ionic vs.covalent bonding

Postby Daniel Kim 1D » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:00 pm

There are multiple ways to tell if it is covalent or ionic bonding. For ionic bonding, the electro negativity difference is greater than 2, for covalent, the difference is less that 1.5. There is some leeway in between the two values whether you factor in experimental values or proved in another way.

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