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Does anyone know why.....

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
... sodium chloride cannot share the same type of bonding as diamond and ice???
ionic and covelant?
is it something to do with how many electrons it has and outer shells?

ugh... sorry if its a dumb question-im not even doing chemistry!!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sodium chloride generally has ionic bonding. Sodium (Na) is positive, Chloride is negative (Cl) and the positive parts of one molecule are attracted to the negative parts of the next.

    The carbon atoms in Diamond are covalently bonded, so the outer shells of the atoms are sharing electrons with adjacent atoms.

    Ice is unusual, Ice has Hydrogen bonding, which is similar to that of Sodium Chloride, but stronger.

    It is indeed all to do with electrons in the outer shell (and charge to a lesser extent).
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks scary monster.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    try asking wheresmyplacebo as well, he's got a degree in chemistry
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Does that answer it?

    I can explain more if you like, was trying to do a kind of basic summary.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sorry for the late reply, yes thanks that was kinda all i needed. it was only for an IT assignment, on chemstry, for pharmacy services!!

    random!!
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