Covalent bond occurs between the two non-metals, metallic bond occurs between two metals and the ionic bond occurs between the metal and the non-metal.
Covalent bond involves the sharing of electrons, while metallic bonds have strong attractions and ionic bonds involve the transferring and accepting of electrons from the valence shell.
Structure: Ionic bonds are positive ions held together in fixed proportions with negative ions in a 3 dimensional lattice through a STRONG ELECTRICAL FORCE.
This electrical force is extremely strong making the structure very hard.
The molecules are the smallest unit of the compound and provide information regarding the compounds.
On the way of highlighting the difference between the three types of bonds, we will be reviewing about their nature along brief description.
When there is a strong electrostatic force of attraction between a cation and an anion (two oppositely charged ions) of elements is called the ionic bond.
This bond is formed between a metal and a non-metal.
Types of bonding Metallic Bonds Metallic bonds are very brittle and hard, they have high melting points and boiling points and also have a very high conductivity of heat and electricity.
Metallic bonds are also lustrous, malleable and ductile Structure: Metallic bonds are held together in 3D lattices through positive ions that are attracted to a delocalized sea of electrons.