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Who the heck is Coulomb? When Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736-1806) was a young boy, he attended the College des Quatre-Nations in Paris. He studied mathematics, and that led him into an interest in the sciences. From 1757 to […]

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References: “Charles-Augustin de Coulomb – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 1 June 2009 . “Chemical Bonds.” Test Page for Apache Installation. 1 June 2009 . “Coulomb’s Law.” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 20 May< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulomb%27s_ >. […]

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Answers: 1. Bonds are ionic when there is a large difference in electronegativities of the bonded atoms. Only c, e, and f are ionic.  Part a involves two of the same atoms bonded together – there is no […]

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Mini Quiz: 1. Using your knowledge of electronegativity, tell whether each of the following bonds will be ionic. a. Cl-Cl b. Li-Mg c. Ca-Cl d. Se-Br e. Na-F f. Li-Br 2. For each pair, indicate which bond will […]

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Key Terms and Definitions: Bond Energy:  the energy needed to break a bond Ionic Bonding: electrostatic attractions of closely packed, oppositely charged ions Ionic Compound: a compound that results when a metal reacts with a nonmetal Covalent Bonding: […]

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Ionic Bonds An ionic bond is a chemical bond between a nonmetal ion and a metal ion of opposite charges. Ionic bonds are formed when the metal ion donates one or more electrons to the nonmetal ion, and […]
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