Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 9 - Sections 9.1-9.11 - Exercises - Review Questions: 3

Answer

There are three types of bonds: Ionic bonds occur between metals and nonmetals and are characterized by the transfer of electrons. Covalent bonds occur between nonmetals and are characterized by the sharing of electrons. Metallic bonds occur between metals and are characterized by electrons being pooled.

Work Step by Step

The elements involved and their ionization determine what kinds of bonds can form.
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