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What are covalent compounds? How are they different from ionic compounds? List any two properties of covalent compounds.

 

Answer

Covalent compounds are those which are formed by sharing of electrons between two atoms.

Covalent compounds

Ionic compounds

Formed by sharing of electrons between 2 atoms.

Formed by transfer of electrons from one atom to another.

Good conductors of heat and electricity.

Bad conductors of heat and electricity.

Weak force of attraction between the atoms.

Strong force of attraction between the atoms.

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Properties of covalent compounds are:

  • They are insulators of electricity. 
  • They have low melting and boiling point.
  • They are insoluble in water.
  • Weak force of attraction between the atoms.
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Covalent Bonds and Ionic Bonds COVALENT BONDS IONIC BONDS Electrons Shared Electrons Transferred

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