Problem: When H+ forms a bond with H2O to form the hydronium ion H3O+, this bond is called a coordinate covalent bond because ________.

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Covalent (or Molecular) Bond

  • involves the sharing of electron(s) between elements
  • nonmetal + nonmetal


Coordinate covalent bond → two-center, two-electron covalent bond in which the two electrons derive from the same atom.


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When H+ forms a bond with H2O to form the hydronium ion H3O+, this bond is called a coordinate covalent bond because ________.

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