Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 6 - Covalent Bonding - Questions for Review and Thought - Review Questions: 1

Answer

The difference is in how the charge is transferred.

Work Step by Step

In a covalent bond, electrons are shared between the two bonded atoms. While there can still be poles in covalent bonds due to differences in electronegativity, the ionic bond involves the complete transfer of charge.
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