Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Bonds.

An ionic bond is a bond in which a non-metal and a metal bond due to electrical attraction between large amounts of cations and anions.

Characteristics- compounds with ionic bonds dissolve in water, they conduct in a liquid form and dissolved in water, but not as a solid, have a high melting point, and are usually powdery or granulated in appearance.

A covalent bond occurs when two non-metals share electron pairs which creates a stable balance of attracting and repulsing forces.

Characteristics- compounds with covalent bonds dissolve in water most of the time, are not conductive as a solid, liquid, or dissolved in water, have a low melting point, and have a powdery or grainy appearance.

A metallic bond is a bond in which two metals bond due to electrostatic attractive force between conduction electrons and positively charged metal ions.

Characteristics- compounds with metallic bonds do not dissolve in water, they conduct in a solid and liquid form, have a high melting point, and a shiny appearance.

By Courtney Karger

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