Adrienne Merriott 2nd period A Comparison of Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Bonds There are three types of chemical

bonds, that bond elements or ions together as a unit. An ionic bond is the force that holds cations and anions together. A covalent bond is a chemical bond
in which two elements share a pare of valence electrons. A metallic bond is the attraction between a metal cation and the shared electrons that surround it. These bonds help create the compounds found in nature. Ionic and covalent can be similar bonds. They both either share or transfer valence electrons. They both also always include a non-metal. They are different in that ionic bonds are always between a metal and a non-metal, but covalent bonds are always between two nonmetals. Also, in covalent bonds, and actual molecule is formed, while it is not in an ionic bond. An example of an ionic compound is MgCl2 , or magnesium chloride. Ionic and metallic are two types of bonds that also have some similarities. Both generally include a cation (in metallic bonding, its always a metal cation). Valnece electrons either surround or are transferred between the two bonds. Something different, though, is that the attraction in the lattice in an ionic bond is much more rigid than the attraction in the metallic compound, which is flexible. Another difference is that metallic bonds are between a metal cation and the shared electrons around it, and an ionic bond is a force that holds cations and anions together. An example of a metallic bond (that creates a metal) is Sodium, or Na. Covalent and metallic bonds also have some things in common. Covalent and metallic bonds both use valence electrons to hold them together by either sharing them, or their relationship with the

These are the three types of chemical bonding. but most metallic bonds are. Metallic bonds create metals that are stronger. They both also reciece their bonding strength based on their number of valence electrons. and use in daily life. Alloys are created by a combination of different metallic bonds. . or CO2. Also. most covalent bonds aren t a good conductor. a covalend bond is always between nonmetals.surrounding cations. However. Ionic bonds are between a metal and a non-metal. Ionic. and how they compare to eachother. Covalent bonds are between two nonmetals. and metallic bonds all create the the compounds we see in nature. An example of a covalent bond is carbon dioxide. covalent. but metallic bonds create metals.

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