Ionic and Covalent Bonds

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Donna Nguyen 2L
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Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby Donna Nguyen 2L » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:48 pm

What's the difference between ionic and covalent bonds? Which one is stronger?

Andrew Liang 1I
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Re: Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby Andrew Liang 1I » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:03 am

Ionic bond is when an electron is fully transferred to an atom and the two atoms are linked by electrostatic forces. Covalent bond is formed when two atoms share electrons. Ionic bond is stronger than covalent bond.

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Re: Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby PranaviKolla2B » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:05 am

What is a coordinate covalent bond?

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Re: Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby erica thompson 4I » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:24 am

A coordinate covalent bond is a covalent bond in which one atom provides both electrons in a pair to another atom.

Michelle Le 1J
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Re: Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby Michelle Le 1J » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:29 am

Ionic bonds are formed when the electronegativity difference is greater than 2. Covalent bonds are formed with the electronegativity difference is less than 1.5.

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Re: Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby Andrew Liang 1I » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:30 am

A coordinate covalent bond is when an atom provides both electrons to another atom to complete the octet rule.

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Re: Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Postby Michelle N - 2C » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:09 am

An ionic bond is when electrons are transferred to one atom from the other. They usually consist of two atoms with oppositely charged ions (Na+, Cl-).

A covalent bond is when the electrons are shared between the atoms, not completely transferred over.

That being said, an ionic bond is usually stronger.


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