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Thu April 14, 2011 By: Theodosia Lourdes
 

Explain the different types of chemical bonds i.e. coordinate bond, dative bond, ionic bond, covalent bond, etc with examples.

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Thu April 14, 2011
Types of Chemical Bonds

There are many types of chemical bonds. However, the three main types are ionic bonds, covalent bonds and metallic bonds.
  • Ionic Bond:
An ionic bond is an electrostatic interaction between atoms that have a huge electronegative difference. An ionic bond is formed when an atom accepts or donates one or more valence electrons to another atom. A negative ion (Anion) and a positive ion (Cation) is formed during the chemical ionic bonding.
  • Covalent Bond:
When a sharing of valence electrons happens between atoms, a covalent bond is formed. A polar covalent bond is formed when two atoms do not share the valence electrons equally.
  • Metallic Bond:
A chemical metallic bond is formed when two metallic atoms share the valence electrons. A point noteworthy is, the valence electronics of any region of the metal atoms can be shared to form metallic bonds.
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