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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!

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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 [improv/repost] -

    yes. Here is a way to remember.

    in the alphabet covalent comes first so it is #1 and ionic is #2

    Covalent 1. two atoms with one type of ion

    Ionic 2. two atoms with two types of ions

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    OK Thanks =]

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