Bond Types

Ionic bonding

Ionic bonding is a type of chemical bond that is present when electrons transfer from one atom to another. Ionic bonds have a high melting point, conduct in a liquid state and when dissolved in water, and are soluble.

Covalent Bonding

Covalent bonds are chemical bonds that involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms. Characteristics of covalent bonds are a low melting point and a lack of conductivity.

Metallic Bonding

Metallic bonds occur when electrons are shared by cations(metals). Common characteristics are insolubility, luster, high melting point, and conductivity.

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