Problem: In a molecule with covalent bondingA) oppositely charged ions are held together by strong electrical attractionsB) atoms of metals form bonds to atoms of nonmetalsC) atoms of different metals form bondsD) atoms are held together by sharing electronsE) atoms of noble gases are held together by attractions between opposing oppositely charged ions

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We’re being asked to determine which statement pertains to a molecule with covalent bonding.


Let’s first define an ionic and molecular bond:

Ionic Bond

involves the transferring of an electron from one element to another element
positively charged ion + negatively charged ion

metal(or polyatomic ion) + nonmetal(or polyatomic ion)

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In a molecule with covalent bonding

A) oppositely charged ions are held together by strong electrical attractions

B) atoms of metals form bonds to atoms of nonmetals

C) atoms of different metals form bonds

D) atoms are held together by sharing electrons

E) atoms of noble gases are held together by attractions between opposing oppositely charged ions

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