How many types of bond cleavage are there?
Two: Homolytic & Heterolytic.
there are two types of bond cleavage:
- Homolytic cleavage
- Heterolytic 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.
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.