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Types of Bonding

Ionic Bonding

An attraction between oppositely charged ions which are formed by the transfer of electrons
from one atom to another

Can form giant ionic structures

· High boiling and melting points (Needed to break strong electrostatic forces
· Can conduct electricity when molten or…

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Covalent bonding happens as the electrons are more stable when attracted to two nuclei rather than
one . Covalent bonds should not be regarded as shared electron pairs in a fixed position, they are in
a state of constant motion and are best known as charge clouds.

Examples of giant…

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2+ 2+

Mg e Mg


The ability of an atoms to attract electrons in a covalent bond

The electronegativity of an atom depends on its ability to attract and hold onto electrons.
Electronegativity increases across the periods as the nucleur charge increases but the shielding stays…

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If both atoms are electropositive neither can attract the electrons and so the electrons are free to
move about, both atoms gain a positive charge and the bond is metallic.
2+ 2+
Mg Mg

So if sufficient electronegativity data is given, it is possible to…

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Valence shell electron pair repulsion theory
· Valence shell electron pairs are arranged to minimise repulsions between themselves

· Order of repulsion strength: lone pair-lone pair> lone pair- shared pair> shared pair-shared

· When there are five or more electron pairs, neglect repulsion between electron pairs at an

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Distorted Shapes
Because of the presence of lone pairs, molecular shapes can sometimes be distorted, this is because
lone pairs repel more than bonding pairs/shared pairs.


· Three bonding pairs and a lone pair
· Based on tetrahedral, due to extra repulsion from lone pair, the 3 N-H bonds…

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Hydrogen Bonding in Water
During the formation of a hydrogen bond, the electron in each hydrogen atom is pulled tightly to
the nearly full oxygen valence shell in a covalent bond. This tight draw toward the oxygen creates a
partial negative charge on the other side of the oxygen and…


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