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!
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?
Science [improv/repost] - carly, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8:12pm
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
Science [improv/repost] - mysterychicken, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8:29pm
OK Thanks =]