Bond Types

~Ionic bonds- a type of chemical bond that involves the electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions

Ex: Sodium and fluorine to form sodium fluoride. Sodium loses its outer electron to give it a stable electron configuration

~ Covalent bonds- a chemical bond that involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms.

Ex: covalent bond forming H2 (right) where two hydrogen atoms share the two electrons

~ Metallic bonds- the sharing of free electrons with a group of atoms of positively charged ions

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