Atomic Bonds

created by Madeline Carlson

Atomic bonds are bonds between valence electrons that hold atoms together.  Atoms bond to become more stable.  There are three types of Atomic bonds Atomic, Covalent, and Metallic.


                                                                 Atomic Bonds

Atomic bonding is when an electron is given or taken resulting in an anion(right, gains electron becomes negative) and cation(left, losses electron becomes positive) being produced.  It is a bond between a nonmetal and a metal.  It dissolves it water, does not melt due to high melting point, and it does not have conductivity as a solid but does as a liquid and a water.


                                                                Covalent Bonds

Covalent bonds is the sharing of electrons between two atoms.  Non-Polar covalent bonds are where electrons are shared equally(pictured above).  Polar Covalent bonds is where one atom wants to share more than the other. Is a bond between a non metal and another non metal.  It does not always dissolve,  it melts due to low melting point it is not conductive in any form.

                                                                 Metallic Bonds

Metallic bonds are metal ions are surrounded by sea of valence electrons.  Metallic bonds are bonds between metals only.  Metallic bonds have a shiny appearance, are non-dissolving, high melting point, and always have conductivity in solid, liquid, and water form.

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