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Ionic bonding---with such different electronegativities it would be hard for lithium and fluorine to share electrons in a covalent bond. It is far more energetically favorable for the lithium atom to transfer an electron to fluorine to form Li+ and F- and then have those two hook up to form an ionic bond.

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