What is the chemical formula and name of the ionic compound that can be formed from Ba and CI?
BaCl2 is formed, barium chloride
How is the chemical formula for an ionic compound different from the chemical formula for a covalent compound?
How can you tell the difference between ionic and covalent bond only by looking at the chemical formula?
A compound formed by ionic bond will have charges written on the Chemical formula of the compound since ionic compounds carry charges. But, covalent compounds won't have charges associated with them because they are not formed by the transfer of electrons. Another way of telling the difference is by looking at the valencies. One of the elements present in a covalent compound will have tetra-valency i.e., a valency of 4.