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Answered 2011-11-07 14:24:22

Both metals and nonmetals can form covalent bonds, but nonmetals do so more often.

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Will N and O form a covalent or ionic bond?

They will form a covalent bond. Both are nonmetals; covalent bonds only form between nonmetals. Ionic bonds form between metals and nonmetals, so that is not correct here.

Does sulfur has ionic bonds or covalent bonds?

Sulfur will form covalent bonds with itself and other nonmetals, but will form ionic bonds with most metals.

Do covalent bonds form between two metals?

No. A covalent bond will generally form between two nonmetals.

What kind of bonds do metals and nonmetals form?

Metals and nonmetals form ionic bonds.

Would Mn and Cl form a covalent compound?

No. Metals and nonmetals form ionic bonds.

What determines the type of compound that forms when atoms bond?

Metals and nonmetals tend to form ionic bonds. Nonmetals tend to form covalent bonds when they bond together.

How do nonmetals form bonds?

Since nonmetals often have similar electronegativities, unlike metals bonding with nonmetals, they form covalent bonds, allowing them to share electrons with their outermost (valence) shells. -wrong

Do you expect ionic compounds to form between two non metals?

No. Two nonmetals will form covalent bonds.

Why are nonmetals unlikely to form bonds?

Any element, unless it is in group 18, tend to form bonds in order to obtain a stable electron configuration. The non metals try to obtain electrons from other elements. They form ionic bonds with metals. With other non metals or other atoms of the same element, they usually form covalent bonds (carbon dioxide and gaseous nitrogen).

What atoms generally form covalent bonds?

Atoms of nonmetals generally form covalent bonds.

What types of elements form covalent compounds and what types of elements form ionic compoundsypes?

Nonmetals form covalent bonds with one another, forming molecular compounds. Metals and nonmetals tend to form ionic compounds.

Is PF3 covalent?

Yes, PF3 is covalent. Covalent bonds are formed between nonmetals, and since Phosphorous and Flourine are both nonmetals, they will form covalent bonds.

What do covalent bonds form between?

covalent bonds form between two nonmetals with shared electrons

What kinds of elements form ionic bonds and covalent bonds?

Ionic bonds are between metals and nonmetals. Covalent bonds are between nonmetals andnonmetals.Also covalent bonds consist that they share the electrons to get a full outer level but on the other hand ionic bonding consists in giving and taking away!

An ionic bond occurs when a metal and nonmetal bond?

Not always, sometimes metals can form covalent bonds with nonmetals.

What kind of bonds d nonmetals usally form?

When 2 non metals form a bond together, it is usually a covalent bond.

What do covalent bonds usually form between?

Covalent bonds usually form between the electrons in the outer valence of an atom. For study island the answer is nonmetals and nonmetals

Why do only the elements in HOFBrINCl form covalent bonds?

hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, bromine, iodine, nitrogen, and chlorine are all nonmetals. nonmetals form covalent bonds.

Do metals form covalent bonds?

no. they form ionic bonds.

Do covalent bonds form between metals?

No. Metallic bonds form between metals.

Does potassium form covalent bonds?

No, it forms only ionic bonds. Covalent bonds are only formed between non-metals, although a few metals, such as Aluminum, can also form covalent bonds with non-metals.

What type of bonding happens to metalloids and metals and why?

• Metalloids: usually form covalent bonds with atoms of metals, nonmetals and other metalloids. They can easily take electrons from metals and lose electrons to nonmetals. • Metalloids: usually form covalent bonds with atoms of metals, nonmetals and other metalloids. They can easily take electrons from metals and lose electrons to nonmetals. They form because they want their valence shell to be full. Metals usually lose valence electrons because they want to stabilize their valence shell. Metalloids depends because they have different properties of metals and non metals.

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