which bond does lanthanides form predominantly, ionic or covalent ??

Asked by GeoffreyRichards | 21st Nov, 2010, 07:29: PM

Expert Answer:

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Lanthanides form both covalent and ionic bonds, but predominantly ionic bonds. This is because lanthanides are very electropositive elements.
Ionic compounds are mostly formed with oxidation states +2 and +3. 
Since lanthanides 
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Answered by  | 21st Nov, 2010, 09:58: PM

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