Polar covalent vs. polar ionic bonds

(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)

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charlotte_jacobs_4I
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Polar covalent vs. polar ionic bonds

Postby charlotte_jacobs_4I » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:05 pm

What exactly is the difference between polar ionic bonds and polar covalent bonds?

Germar G 4F
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Re: Polar covalent vs. polar ionic bonds

Postby Germar G 4F » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:11 pm

Polar covalent bonds share electrons unequally which allow for partial charges to occur. An ion, however, forms ionic bonds, which involve the transfer of electrons, not sharing. Thus, ionic bonds can't have dipoles/partial charges like polar covalent bonds. They have a set charge. We don't really describe ionic bonds as polar because there's no unequal sharing, it's just the straight up transfer of e- .


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