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Bonds can have both ionic and covalent character because electrons are not shared equally between the elements. Even though the electrons are shared, which gives them a covalent character, some elements will have greater electronegativity, which allows them to pull the electrons closer to them, making the element to have a slightly negative charge. Meanwhile, the other element will have a slightly positive charge, which makes the molecule become polar, thus giving them an ionic character. I hope this helps.
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