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How does a covalent bond differ from an ionic bond?


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2011-05-19 12:52:31
2011-05-19 12:52:31

Covalent bond is a chemical bond that results from sharing of valence electrons. Ionic bond is electrostatic force of attraction that hold oppositely charged ions together.

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The ionic bonds differ from covalent bonds in the following aspect: ionic bond is basically metal + non-metal while covalent bond is basically non metal and non metal.

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