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Difference between coordinate covalent and covalent bond

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:24 pm
by Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L
What is the difference between a coordinate covalent bond and covalent bond? How can you identify if a molecule has a coordinate covalent bond or a covalent bond?

Re: Difference between coordinate covalent and covalent bond

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:41 pm
by Anushi Patel 1J
In a coordinate covalent bond, one electron rich species donates both electrons to the bond. In a normal covalent bond, one electron comes from each species. However, they are both covalent bonds because they are sharing electrons.

Re: Difference between coordinate covalent and covalent bond

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:57 pm
by Nicoline Breytenbach 3D
All coordinate covalent bonds are covalent bonds, but not all covalent bonds are coordinate covalent, if that makes sense. Coordinate covalent bonds are a type of covalent bond where both electrons involved in forming the bond are originally from one of the interacting atoms or molecules, whereas usually one electron comes from each.

Re: Difference between coordinate covalent and covalent bond

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:56 am
by 705022748
Coordinate covalent bonds have one species donate both electrons to the forming the bond while usually covalent bonds have one electron come from each atom.

Re: Difference between coordinate covalent and covalent bond

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:00 pm
by Alan Wu
An example of a covalent bond would simply be F + F --> F2. In this molecule, each F donates one electron to share with the other.

An example of a coordinate covalent bond would be BF3 + F- --> BF4. In this molecule, F- provides 2 electrons to share with the central atom B and to complete its octet. B itself does not supply any electron to the covalent bond.

Re: Difference between coordinate covalent and covalent bond

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:17 pm
by Matthew Tsai 3A
In a coordinate covalent bond, one atom provides both of the bonding valence electrons.