Classify each compound as ionic or molecular. If it is ionic, determine whether the metal forms only one type of ion or more than one type of ion.
Here, we are going to discuss about the ionic or molecular compound.
Ionic bonding is possible in a compound, when the valence electrons are transferred among the atoms of the compound. It generates positively and negatively charged ions.
Thus, ionic compound are composed of metals and nonmetals by ionic bond.
For example: NaCl is an ionic compound, where
Covalent or molecular bonding is possible only when the valence electrons are shared among the atoms in a molecule.
Thus, molecular compounds are consist of two or more covalently bonded
For example: Formation of Hydrogen molecule.
H. + .H ----> H-H