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Coordinate covalent bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:30 pm
by Selena Yu 1H
What is the difference between coordinate covalent bonds and covalent bonds? Or is there no difference? But if there is no difference why can't we just call them covalent bonds?

Re: Coordinate covalent bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:37 pm
by gabbymaraziti
I think the difference is that in a covalent bond, both atoms contribute electrons to the bond, but in a coordinate covalent bond, both electrons of the bond are donated from one of the atoms.

Re: Coordinate covalent bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:54 pm
by Sally Qiu 2E
in a coordinate covalent bond, the electrons involved in bonding comes from one of the atoms, while in normal covalent bonds both atoms will contribute electrons