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What is the difference between a covalent and ionic bond?

A covalent bond is formed between two non-metals. Electrons are shared between the two atoms in order for them to achieve a full outer shell. Covalent compounds do not conduct electricity. 

An ionic bond is formed between a mental and a non-metal. Electrons are transferred from the metal atoms to the non-mental atoms to form ions. Ionic compounds conduct electricity when dissolved. 

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