Problem: For each of the following compounds, state whether it is ionic or covalent, and if it is ionic, write the symbols for the ions involved:(a) KClO4

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We’re asked to state whether the given compound is ionic or covalent, and if it is ionic, write the symbols for the ions involved:


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Covalent or Molecular Compound

 composed of more than one nonmetal together
 nonmetal + nonmetal = covalent bond


Ionic Compound

 composed of a positive ion called a cation connected to a negative ion called an anion.
positive ions (cations) are usually metals and negative ions (anion) are usually nonmetals

metal + nonmetal = ionic bond

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For each of the following compounds, state whether it is ionic or covalent, and if it is ionic, write the symbols for the ions involved:

(a) KClO4

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