Ionic and Covalent compounds

Chandler Tolley

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Ionic Compunds

  • The Melting Point & Boiling Point are high

  • Ionic bonds are formed between a cation, which is usually a metal, and an anion, which is usually a nonmetal. Covalent bonding occurs when pairs of electrons are shared by atom

  • The electrons are transferred from a metal to a nonmetal
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Covalent Compounds

  • The Boiling Point & Melting Point are low

  • This type of bonding occurs between two atoms of the same element or of elements close to each other in the periodic table. This bonding occurs primarily between nonmetals; however, it can also be observed between nonmetals and metals

  • The electrons are shared between atoms

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