ionic bonds and covalent character  [ENDORSED]

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Samantha Chung 4I
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ionic bonds and covalent character

Postby Samantha Chung 4I » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:15 pm

I think Dr. Lavelle mentioned in class about how ionic bonds have covalent character, can someone please re-explain this concept?


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Re: ionic bonds and covalent character  [ENDORSED]

Postby Kristen Kim 2K » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:49 pm

He used the example of an Na+ ion and Cl- ion being bonded by a transfer of electrons. Even though this is technically an ionic bond, some of the negative charge from the Cl- ion is pulled toward the positive charge of the Na+ ion, and this happens in the bonding region. This is the "covalent" character of the ionic bond, where the charges of the two ions overlap in a sense. Hopefully, the attachment shows a better image of this concept.
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Re: ionic bonds and covalent character

Postby 105085381 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:28 pm

What is covalent bond dissociation? Could someone please simplify the process... thank you!!

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