Types of bonds

There are 3 types: ionic, covalent, and metallic bonds

Ionic Bonds

These bonds form from the electrical attraction between large numbers of cations and anions.

In the simplest case it is a bond between a nonmetal and a metal.

Ex: NaCl, Sodium (metal) and Chlorine (nonmetal)

these bonds are formed by the sharing of one or more electrons between atoms.

Usually between 2 nonmetals.

Ex: C10H8, Carbon and Hydrogen (both nonmetals)

Covalent Bonds

Metallic Bonds

These bonds are formed from the attraction between mobile electrons and fixed, positively charged metallic atoms. It's the force that holds atoms together in a metallic substance.

Also formed by only metal's ions

Ex: C, Copper

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