What are two types of chemical bonds?

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Jun 27, 2016


#"Ionic and covalent"#


Ionic bonding involves the transfer of electrons between the bonding parties, to form positive and negative ions, to give a network solid of the the #M_mX_n#. Within this non-molecular species there are no discrete #M_mX_n# units, and the structure is held together by strong electrostatic bonds (between typically a metal and a non-metal).

Covalent bonding involves the sharing of electron density between 2 positively charged nuclei to give a molecular or non-molecular structure.