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Describe the difference between a covalent and an ionic bond. Give examples.

A covalent bond is formed due to a shared pair of electrons between to atoms. It occurs between two non-metal atoms eg) HCl

An ionic bond is formed when there is a strong electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions. eg)NaCl forms from Na+ and Cl- 

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