Chemical Bonding: Key Terms & Concepts (1 of 3)

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A chemical bond forms when valence electrons are transferred (ionic) or shared (covalent) between atoms.

Ionic Bond—a strong bond between a metal cation (positive ions) and non-metal anion (negative ions).

Covalent Bond—a semi-strong bond between two non-metals.

How can I tell if it's a metal or non-metal?

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