Problem: Which formulas represent ionic compounds and which represent covalent compounds?N2, PCl3, NH4+, CS2,

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Let’s first differentiate an ionic compound and a molecular compound.

Molecular Element

▪ exists anytime the same type of element (nonmetals) are combined together (Example: S8)
▪ Recall the diatomic moleculesH2, N2, F2, O2, I2, Cl2and Br2

Covalent or Molecular Compound


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Which formulas represent ionic compounds and which represent covalent compounds?

N2, PCl3, NH4+, CS2,

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