Covalent Bonds

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Covalent Bonds

Postby 905085650 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:20 pm

Do non-metals form cations or anions? Whichever one it is, why is this the case? Thank you!!

skyeblee2F
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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby skyeblee2F » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:23 pm

Non-metals form anions. Their ionization energies are too high to form cations.

Jacqueline Duong 1H
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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby Jacqueline Duong 1H » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:31 pm

Nonmetals form anions because they gain electrons due to their high charge, which results in the formation of negatively charged ions.

Rhea Churi 4K
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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby Rhea Churi 4K » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:45 pm

Nonmetals tend to have higher electronegativity. So they attract more electrons, making it easier to form anions.

Ashley Kim
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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby Ashley Kim » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:05 pm

You can also figure out that nonmetals have higher electronegativity by considering the following:
The electrons in the valence shell of a nonmetal have a higher attraction because they are closer to having a full valence shell. Therefore, it makes sense that nonmetals would have a higher electronegativity.

Esther Lee 4H
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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby Esther Lee 4H » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:13 pm

because nonmetals are more likely to gain electrons in order to reach a full valence shell, they will most likely be anions

SophiaKohlhoff4B
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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby SophiaKohlhoff4B » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:22 pm

Non-metals typically have high electronegativity. They acquire electrons to fill their valence shell and, therefore, they form anions.

Selina Bellin 2B
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Re: Covalent Bonds

Postby Selina Bellin 2B » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25 pm

i believe nonmetals create anions!


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