Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Ionic bond and Covalent bond. Comparison and Differences.
Difference between Ionic bond and Covalent bond
1. Ionic bond is formed by transference of electrons from one atom to the other. Covalent bond is formed by the sharing of electron pairs by two atoms.
2. Ionic bonds are Electrostatic whereas Covalent bonds are not electrostatic, but they are rigid.
3. Ionic substances are formed by ionic bonds. Molecules are formed by covalent bond.
4. Ionic bond are non-directional whereas Covalent bond are directional.