Coordinate covalent bonds

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Sanjana Munagala_1j
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Coordinate covalent bonds

Postby Sanjana Munagala_1j » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:32 pm

Since a coordinate bond is formed when a lewis base donates both electrons to a lewis acid, why is it still considered a covalent bond?
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Laura WM 3I
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Re: Coordinate covalent bonds

Postby Laura WM 3I » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:50 pm

I believe a coordinate bond is still covalent, because electrons are technically being shared (even if it is uneven) rather than fully donated, which would make it ionic.

Kellylin_4D
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Re: Coordinate covalent bonds

Postby Kellylin_4D » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:39 pm

It is covalent because the electrons are still shared between the two atoms, one atom is not giving away both their atoms. For example, a kid with two snacks do not give away both their snacks, they share their snack with the kid with no snacks.

Kate Osborne 1H
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Re: Coordinate covalent bonds

Postby Kate Osborne 1H » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:40 pm

Although one atom is contributing 2 electrons, these electrons are being shared by the two atom that the bond is between rather than being transferred from one atom to another.


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