Problem: Classify these compounds as ionic or molecular.SO2               NCl3               MgS               CuO

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We’re being asked to classify the given compounds as ionic or molecular.


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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Classify these compounds as ionic or molecular.

SO2               NCl3               MgS               CuO