Fri September 07, 2012 By: Dikshit Deepesh

what is the difference between covalent and ionic bond

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Sat September 08, 2012
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.
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