Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Review - Study Problems: 1-23 c

Answer

This compound is a mixture of ionic and covalent bonding. There is an ionic bonding between $CH_3$ and Li, and covalent bonding between Carbon and Hydrogens.

Work Step by Step

There is a covalent bonding between Carbon and hydrogen in $CH_3$ because carbon and hydrogen share electrons. There is an ionic bonding between $CH_3$ and Li because the Li gives an electron to the $CH_3$.
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