Chemistry AS summary about the 3 types of bonding

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Melting/Boiling Structure Where Bond Electri
point they cal
happen? Condu
ctivity
Solid Liquid Aqueous
Ionic Bonding High Giant Between Ionic No Yes Yes
electrostatic forces metals and
have to be nonmetals
overcome
Covalent Bonding High Giant Between Covalent No No No
(Macromolecular) Millions of covalent nonmetals ­except
bonds to break Carbons graphite
Covalent Bonding Low Simple Between Covalent No No No
(molecular) Only weak molecular nonmetals
intermolecular
forces are broken
Metallic Bonding High Giant In metals Metallic Yes Yes Does not
Strong attraction dissolve
between positive
ions and electrons

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