Ionic Versus Covalent Bonding:

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Column number and corresponding charges

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Noble

+1

+2

+3

+-4

-3

-2

-1

0

 

Ionic Bonding

Covalent Bonding

Makes "Compounds"

Makes "Molecules"

Transfers, gives/takes electrons to be noble

Shares electrons to be noble

Made with Metals and Nonmetals

Made of Nonmetals

Positive and Negative Charges

Neutral

Weak Bond

Strong bond

NaCl (Salt) is a good example

H2O, CO2, NH3, HCl, CH4, etc…

 

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