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
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