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Just to clarify, the way we distinguish between whether a compund is bonded "covalently" or "ionically" is to see if the atoms in the compound are bonded metals to nonmetal(ionic) or nonmetal to nonmetal (covalent)? Sorry this is such a terribly worded question, I hope you guys can still understand what I'm trying to get at.
Your understanding is correct. Basically ionic bonds are formed between metals are nonmetals, and covalent bonds are formed between nonmetals and nonmetals. In an ionic bond electrons are transferred and ions are formed. In a covalent bond electrons are shared.
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