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Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:00 pm
by Donavin Collins 1F
Hello, I'm wondering how exactly you know when it's an ionic bond or a covalent bond. Thank you.

Re: Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:02 pm
by RasikaObla_4I
Ionic bonds occur between a metal and a nonmetal and a covalent bond is between two nonmetals.

Re: Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:05 pm
by Milisuryani Santoso 1L
Ionic bonds are basically when cations/anions are attracted together by their overall charge, forming a bond. Covalent bonds are when atoms share electrons which also forms a bond.

Re: Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:09 pm
by Nikki Razal 1L
Ionic bonds form when a metal transfers its electrons with a nonmetal (this involves cation and anion interactions), and covalent bonds form when nonmetals share electrons. Nonmetals do not form cations because their ionization energies are too high.

Re: Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:12 pm
by Charysa Santos 4G
An ionic bond is usually between a cation and an anion, and there is a transfer of electrons between the two. However, with covalent bonds, the electrons are merely shared between the two atoms.

Re: Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:28 pm
by Cynthia Rodas 4H
Ionic bonds consist of ions in a ratio that result in electrical neutrality. They consist of a metal (cation) and a nonmetal (anion). Metals are cations since they give electrons, whereas nonmetals are anions because they gain electrons. On the other hand, covalent bonds consist of electrically neutral molecules. They consist of a pair of electrons shared between two atoms, typically nonmetals.

Re: Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:31 pm
by Heba Mengesha 3D
Covalent bonds are formed between two non-metals, whereas ionic bonds are formed between a metal and non-metal.

Re: Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:55 pm
by Kennedi2J
Dr. Lavelle said in lecture that main group metals form cations and lose s & p valence electrons. Can anyone explain this ?

Re: Ionic VS. Covalent Bond

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:10 pm
by MBouwman_4A
Ionic bonds occur between a metal and a non-metal. Covalent bonds result from the bonding of two non-metals.