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Ionic Bond

Introduction of Ionic Bond Ionic bond is a kind of chemical bond which involves an electrostatic attraction between two oppositely charged ions because of the complete transfer of valence electrons between them. As for example: metals such as sodium losses electrons to to become positive ion, whereas non-metal such as chlorine accepts electrons to become … Read more

Metallic Bond

Metallic Bond Definition Metallic bonding is a special type of bonding that holds the metals together in metal crystal. This bond is neither covalent nor ionic. Metals have tendency to give up electrons and none is their to accept it. There are several theories to explain this type of bonding, among them the electron sea … Read more

Hydrogen Bond

Hydrogen Bond Definition Hydrogen bond is an attractive force between a partially positive charged hydrogen and a partially negative charged atom (oxygen and nitrogen). This is a very weak bond and strength of hydrogen bond (5-10 Kcal per bond) is much less than the strength of covalent bond. Hydrogen bonds are usually showed as dotted … Read more

Covalent Bond

Covalent Bond Definition A covalent bond is a chemical bond that involves the sharing of electron pairs between two atoms. These electron pairs are known as bonding electron pairs, and they share these electrons to form covalent bond. This bonding is  primarily found between nonmetals; however, it can also be observed between nonmetals and metals. Covalent Bond Example … Read more

Electronegativity

Electronegativity Definition Electronegativity is a chemical property that measures the tendency of an atom to attract electrons towards itself. Electronegativity is affected by the atomic number and the distance between the valence electrons and its nucleus. The higher the electronegativity is the more it attracts the electrons towards it. Types of Electronegativity Non Polar Bond … Read more