Types of Bonds
Compounds you'll study in chemistry are held together by either covalent, ionic, or metallic bonds. In these guides, we'll go over each of these bonds and their similarities and differences. Covalent bonds involve electron sharing whereas ionic bonds are a full transfer of election. Metallic bonds on the other hand are a 'sea' of electrons. These bonds will help describe the physical and chemical properties of a compound and help you predict chemical reactions. Fiveable's chemistry study guides will show you why these bonds are so important!