Question #b73a2

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May 13, 2017

Basically, they are two completely different types of bonds.


Here's how they're​ different.
1.Types of particles connected:
For ionic bonds: oppositely charged ions. Metallic bonds: metal cations and their delocalized valence shell electrons.
2. Strength:
Ionic bonds are generally stronger than metallic bonds, thus requires more energy to break. The melting points of ionic compounds and metals show their relative strength.