What is a chemical bond? Explain the difference between an ionic bond and a covalent bond.

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asked May 25, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)

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A chemical bond results in interactions between charged particles known as electrons and protons.

An ionic bond exists between metals and non-metals, and are the result of an electron being transferred from one atom to another. The electrostatic force of attraction holds the two atoms together.

A covalent bond exists between two or more non-metals, and are the result of the sharing of electrons between the two atoms.  

answered May 26, 2012 by kirby ~Expert~ (3,020 points)
selected May 26, 2012 by Gummmys

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