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What is the difference between a covalent and ionic bond?

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  1. jguillen402525
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    A molecule or compound is made when two or more atoms form a chemical bond, linking them together. The two types of bonds are ionic bonds and covalent bonds. In an ionic bond, the atoms are bound together by the attraction between oppositely-charged ions. For example, sodium and chloride form an ionic bond, to make NaCl, or table salt. In a covalent bond, the atoms are bound by shared electrons. If the electron is shared equally between the atoms forming a covalent bond, then the bond is said to be nonpolar. Usually, an electron is more attracted to one atom than to another, forming a polar covalent bond. For example, the atoms in water, H2O, are held together by polar covalent bonds. Do you understand? Test your comprehension with this quiz. More Chemistry FAQs

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    A covalent bond is the chemical bond that involves the sharing of pairs of electrons between atoms where the ionic bond is just formed through an electrostatic attraction.

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    the two answers above are both right but but rahul's is the simplest,

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