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ionic bonds
result from the elctrostatic attractions betwen positive and negative ions
cation
positive ion (lost e-)
anion
negative ion (gained e-)
ionic compoundsconsist primarliy of the following (4)
1. a metaliic cation and a non-metallic anion
2. a metallic cation and a polyatomic anion
3. a polyatomic cation and a non-metallic anion
4. a polyatomic cation and a polyatomic anion
covalent bonds
those in which neither of the particles is electroneative enough to be able to actually take an electron away from the other and therefore the electrons are simply placed between the two atoms and are shared
metallic bonds
are found only in pure metal elements and consist of positively-charged ions surrounded by a "cloud" of electrons which are free to move throughout the entire sample.