How many types of bond cleavage are there?

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Oct 19, 2015

Answer:

Two: Homolytic & Heterolytic.

Explanation:

there are two types of bond cleavage:

  • Homolytic cleavage
  • Heterolytic cleavage

Homolytic cleavage:
It happens when the bond is broken in a way that each element recover its shared electron; which will lead to the formation of radicals.
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Heterolytic cleavage:
It happens when the bond is broken in a way that the shared electrons forming the bond will be both gained by one of the atoms making the bond; which will lead to the formation of ions.
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