Problem: Which of the following compounds contains both ionic and covalent bonds?(A) HCl(B) NaCl(C) H2O(D) LiOH(E) CO2

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We’re being asked to identify which of the given compounds contains both ionic and covalent bonds. Let’s first differentiate a covalent bond and an ionic bond.


Covalent or Molecular Compound

▪ composed of more than one nonmetal together
▪ nonmetal + nonmetal = covalent bond

Ionic Compound

▪ composed of a positive ion called a cation connected to a negative ion called an anion.
positive ions (cations) are usually metals and negative ions (anion) are usually nonmetals

metal + nonmetal = ionic bond

▪ cations and anions can also be polyatomic ions (example: NH4+, C­H3COO-, SO42-)


Now let’s identify which of the given compounds contains both ionic and covalent bonds:

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Which of the following compounds contains both ionic and covalent bonds?

(A) HCl

(B) NaCl

(C) H2O

(D) LiOH

(E) CO2

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