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What is the difference between an ionic bond and a covalent bond? I just keep forgetting which one is which...any easy way to remember these?
PS> I know that you're not supposed to repost until 24 hours but I really need this answer!
Thanks -MC

  • Science [repost] - ,

    Would this answer work?:
    In an ionic bond, the atoms are charged with two opposite ions but in a covalent bond, they are charged with the same type of ions.
    Does that even make any sense?
    Thanks -MC

  • Science [repost] - ,

    No it doesn't make sense to me. The electrons are actually moved from one atom to another in an ionic bond. The electrons are shared in a covalent bond. You might try a mnemonic, something like MISEC (move ionic share electrons covalent. I'll bet you can think of a better one.

  • Science [repost] - ,

    So the question is:
    What is the difference between an ionic bond and a covalent bond?
    My answer is:
    In an ionic bond, the electrons are moved from one atom to another. In a covalent bond, the electrons are shared.
    Is this OK? Thanks-MC

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