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Nonmetals burning in oxygen form covalent type compounds, as compared to metals which form ionic compounds.

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Why Oxygen and chlorine are not ionic compounds?

Oxygen and chlorine are each elements, not compounds. They combined to form a number of covalent compounds because they are both nonmetals.


Is sulfur dioxide a molecular compound?

Yes. Sulfur and oxygen are both nonmetals. Nonmetals form covalent bonds with one another, and are therefore molecular compounds.



Will copper combine with some nonmetals?

Yes, copper does form compounds with nonmetals.



What elements do nonmetals react with?

Nonmetals may react with metal to form ionic compounds (salts) or other nonmetal elements to form organic compounds.


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.


Which elements form ionic compounds?

the metals with nonmetals



What kind of atoms combine to form molecular compounds?

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What are elements that make compounds by sharing electrons?

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Can beryllium form compounds with any other element?

Beryllium can form binary compounds with the majority of the nonmetals and metalloids.


Ionic or covalent compounds?

Ionic compounds are metals and nonmetals combined to form a compound. KI= Potassium (metal) Iodide(nonmetal) Covalent compounds are nonmetals and nonmetals combined. NO2= Nitrogen (nonmetal) Dioxide (nonmetal)


Why do ionic compounds form between metals and nonmetals?

Compounds between metals and nonmetals are predominantly ionic because there is a large difference in electronegativity between most metals and most nonmetals.


What element forms compounds with nonmetals?

Metals form compounds very easily with non-metals.


Would bromine and oxygen form an ionic compound?

No. Both oxygen and bronie are nonmetals. As a general rule, nonmetals will form covalent bonds with one another.


Do nitrogen and chlorine form an ionic compound?

No. Chlorine and nitrogen are both nonmetals, and two nonmetals do not form ionic compounds with each other.



Does nitrogen burn?

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How do you find out that a given molecule is ionic or covalent or both?

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Why are organic compounds combustible?

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What are 5 properties of a non metal?

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When a metal bonds with a nonmetal they form a?

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What kind of elements form covalent bonds?

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What other element can curium connect with?

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