Question - Is water molecular or ionic?

Answered by: Nicole Moore  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 21-06-2022  |  Views: 1368  |  Total Questions: 14

Water (H2O) can be called a molecule or a compound because it is made of hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) atoms. There are two main types of chemical bonds that hold atoms together: covalent and ionic/electrovalent bonds. Atoms that share electrons in a chemical bond have covalent bonds. H2O, more commonly known as water, is a covalent compound. This type of compound is the result of atoms, usually from nonmetal elements, sharing electrons. Water has a special type of covalent bond called a polar covalent bond. Compounds contain two or more different elements. Water is a molecule because it contains molecular bonds. Water is also a compound because it is made from more than one kind of element (oxygen and hydrogen). The ratio of each element is usually expressed by chemical formula. For example, water (H2O) is a compound consisting of two hydrogen atoms bonded to an oxygen atom. The atoms within a compound can be held together by a variety of interactions, ranging from covalent bonds to electrostatic forces in ionic bonds. Explanation: An ionic compound consists of two oppositely charged ions. Water, on the other hand is a polar solvent; the electronegativity difference between oxygen and hydrogen is high which is why water has a positive pole of H and a negative pole O (water is H2O ).

Why is water covalent, not ionic? The difference in electronegativity between oxygen and hydrogen is too small for the oxygen atom to pull the electrons completely off the hydrogen atoms. The greater the difference the more ionic (aka polar) and the less covalent the bond becomes.

Water (H2O) is polar because of the bent shape of the molecule. The shape means most of the negative charge from the oxygen on side of the molecule and the positive charge of the hydrogen atoms is on the other side of the molecule. This is an example of polar covalent chemical bonding.

Molecules can't form ionic bonds. To form a ionic bond, two ions are needed. Now H2O or the water itself is no ion, it's a compound. Covalent bonds between two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom create a water molecule.

Water, Acids, Bases, and Buffers Ionic compounds are soluble because water can overcome the electrostatic attraction between ions through solvation of the ions. Nonionic polar compounds are soluble because water molecules can form hydrogen bonds to polar groups (e. g., OH).

In H2O molecule, two water molecules are bonded by a Hydrogen bond but the bond between two H - O bonds within a water molecule are covalent.

Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), essentially, is an ionic compound having the bivalent calcium and carbonate ions. But the carbonate anion is a polyatomic species. The carbon atom is bonded to all the three oxygen atoms by covalent bonds - two carbon-oxygen single bonds and one carbon-oxygen double bond.

Answer and Explanation: CO2 is a molecular compound. Ionic compounds are composed of a non-metal and a metal element.

Fluorine (being very electronegative) will "steal" a lot of electron density from aluminium making the bonds more ionic in nature than covalent. But AlCl3 is covalent due to the low difference in electronegativity. Hence proved! Anhydrous AlCl3 is covalent in nature.

2 Answers By Expert Tutors I would say that phosphoric acid (H3PO4) is a molecular (not ionic) compound, and molecular is another way of saying it is covalent. The Phosphate, PO4 is the polyatomic ion. The bonds within phosphate are covalent. However, the bonds between Hydrogen and Phosphate are ionic.

Expert Answers info For the first part of the question, NH4CL contains both an iconic and covalent bond. The ammonium ion is polyatomic, which means it forms ionic salts. Therefore whatever bonds it makes are ionic. That said however, the bond between N and H is covalent because both N and H are non-metals.

(NH4)2SO4 is the chemical formula of ammonium sulfate. This compound is formed due to the presence of ionic bonds between ammonium ions and sulfate ions. Ammonium ions have a positive charge of positive charge of 1+ and sulfate ions have a negative charge of 2-.

Milk is a mixture. A compound has two or more different elements that are only separated through a chemical process. Mixtures also contain two or more elements, but they are separated through physical methods. Specifically, milk is a homogeneous mixture called a colloid.