# Question #a8fdc

Nov 11, 2015

Covalent.

#### Explanation:

The bond between the hydrogen atom $H$ and the bromine atom $B r$ in the hydrobromic acid $H B r$ is covalent, since it forms from sharing electrons between $H$ and $B r$.

A simple way to know whether the bond is ionic or covalent, is to check whether one of the elements is a metal or not.

Ionic bond forms between one metal element and one non metal. Example: $N a C l$. Sodium $N a$ is a metal element.

Covalent bond forms between two non metal elements . Example, ${H}_{2} O$, $H C l$, $H B r$, etc.

Metal elements are located to the left of the stairs in the periodic table. (See below image).