ionic vs. covalent

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Doris Cho 1D
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ionic vs. covalent

Postby Doris Cho 1D » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:09 pm

how would you show that a molecule is ionically bonded or covalently bonded through a lewis structure?

Simon Dionson 4I
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Re: ionic vs. covalent

Postby Simon Dionson 4I » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:15 pm

An ionic bond would be denoted as the cation being [M]+ with the anion having the donated electron(s) surrounding it with a charge [M]-. A covalent bond has a line for each bond its sharing electrons make. H2 is H-H because its electrons make a single bond

Kendall 3H
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Re: ionic vs. covalent

Postby Kendall 3H » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:12 pm

Covalent molecules share electrons, this is shown by a line in between the atoms. Ionic molecules do not share electrons.

faithkim1L
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Re: ionic vs. covalent

Postby faithkim1L » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:00 pm

Covalent bonds share electrons across the elements in the molecule. In ionic bonds, the cation "gives" its electron(s) to the anion.

Ixcel Guzman 4A
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Re: ionic vs. covalent

Postby Ixcel Guzman 4A » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:21 pm

On the lewis structure you would connect with lines the covalent bonds since they are sharing the electrons.

gabbymaraziti
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Re: ionic vs. covalent

Postby gabbymaraziti » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:51 pm

When drawing our Lewis structures, is it necessary to indicate if bonds are covalent or ionic?

Lauren Stack 1C
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Re: ionic vs. covalent

Postby Lauren Stack 1C » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:04 pm

Solely based off of the visual representation of a Lewis Structure, a covalent bond is represented with a line between two atoms, as they are sharing electrons. In an ionic bond, the atoms are not sharing electrons and are not represented with a line between them.

Emma Joy Schaetz 1E
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Re: ionic vs. covalent

Postby Emma Joy Schaetz 1E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:09 pm

Are ionically bonded atoms always going to have a charge?


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