Problem: Identify all the different types of bonding (ionic, covalent, or both) in the following compounds: Br(ClO4)2, ClO2, NaCla) Ionic Onlyb) Covalent Onlyc) Both

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Let’s first define an ionic and molecular bond:

Ionic Bond

involves the transferring of an electron from one element to another element
positively charged ion + negatively charged ion

metal → usually is the positively charged ion (+)
nonmetal → usually is the negatively charged ion (-)
metal (or polyatomic ion) + nonmetal (or polyatomic ion)


Covalent (or Molecular) Bond

involves the sharing of an electron(s) between elements

 nonmetal + nonmetal

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Identify all the different types of bonding (ionic, covalent, or both) in the following compounds: 

Br(ClO4)2, ClO2, NaCl

a) Ionic Only

b) Covalent Only

c) Both

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