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anonymous

  • 4 years ago

are all polyatomic ions bonded covalently? (it is common knowledge that they are 'for the most part')

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  1. JFraser
    • 4 years ago
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    short answer is yes

  2. anonymous
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    it depends on the their bonding capability i guess

  3. anonymous
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    so that means polyatomic anions went through the same bonding process as molecular compounds right? except obviously these guys have a positive or negative charge

  4. JFraser
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    essentially yes. When you look at the nitrate ion, you've got 4 atoms, all of which are non-metals. No one is going to want to "give up" electrons the way ionic bonds form, so they all have to share. That makes the nitrate ion a covalently-bonded ion.

  5. anonymous
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    thanks fraser

  6. JFraser
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    np

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