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Unformatted text preview: Types of Bonds There are two types of common or strong bonds that occur between atoms: Ionic bonds One or more electrons are transferred from one atom to a second atom. When an atom gains or loses one or more electrons, it becomes a charged atom, or an ion, because its number of electrons relative to the number of protons has changed. Covalent bonds Electron(s) of one atom are shared with electron(s) of a second atom. Atoms that form covalent bonds do not carry a charge. Let's looks a little at these two types of bonds....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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