what is the difference between covalent and ionic bond

Asked by Dikshit Deepesh | 7th Sep, 2012, 10:25: AM

Expert Answer:

In an ionic bond, the atoms are bound together by the attraction between oppositely-charged ions. For example, sodium and chloride form an ionic bond, to make NaCl, or table salt. In a covalent bond, the atoms are bound by shared electrons. If the electron is shared equally between the atoms forming a covalent bond.

Answered by  | 8th Sep, 2012, 02:25: AM

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