Reply To: Bonding

  • Diya

    June 28, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Hello! Here’s a quick overview:

    • Covalent Bonding:

      • Sharing of electrons between nonmetal atoms.
      • Results in the formation of molecular compounds.
      • Lower melting and boiling points.
      • Usually non-conductive.
      • Can exist as gases, liquids, or solids.
    • Ionic Bonding:

      • Transfer of electrons between metal and nonmetal atoms.
      • Formation of oppositely charged ions.
      • Leads to the formation of ionic compounds.
      • High melting and boiling points.
      • Brittle and rigid structure.
      • Conduct electricity in molten or aqueous solutions.
    • Metallic Bonding:

      • Occurs between metal atoms.
      • Involves a “sea” of delocalized electrons.
      • Gives metals their unique properties.
      • Malleable, ductile, and good conductors of heat and electricity.
      • Relatively non-directional bonding.

    These different types of bonding play a significant role in determining the properties and behaviors of chemical compounds. Keep in mind that this is a condensed summary, and more in-depth exploration is possible within the IB Chemistry syllabus. If you have any further questions or require elaboration, feel free to ask!