Chemical Bonds

Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic

An Ionic bond is the bond in which one or more electrons from one atom are removed and attached to another atom, resulting in positive and negative ions which attract each other.


Soluble, High Melting Piont, Conducts as a Liquid or Solution in Water but not as a Solid

Ionic Bond Characteristics

Covalent bond is the sharing of a pair of valence electrons by two atoms


Covalent Bond Characteristics  

Soluble, Low Melting Point, Does not conduct energy at all

Metallic Bond

When two atones of the same element come together, a valence electron shares the space with the corresponding election on the neighboring atom.  

The electrons can move freely within molecular orbitals, and so each election becomes detached from from it parent atom

The electrons are said to be delocalized. The metal is held together by the delocalized electrons  

Metallic Bond Characteristics

Not soluble, High Melting Point, Conducts as solid, liquid, and as a solution in water

Comparing Chemical Bonds

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