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Inorganic bonding

  1. Aug 29, 2010 #1
    For inorganic molecules, is ionic or covalent bonding more common?
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  3. Aug 31, 2010 #2
    Ionic is far more common. Except in the air. 79% of the air is N2 (covalent), 20% is O2 (covalent.)
  4. Aug 31, 2010 #3


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    This answer is about as vague as the question was.

    Sodium sulfate - does it contain ionic, or covalent bonds?
  5. Aug 31, 2010 #4
    I was thinking in the earth, ionic is far more common. Silicon dioxide- ionic. Iron, aluminum, carbon, magnesium, calcium, oxide (dioxide). And I have a quick question- in a hydroxide, are the O and the H ionic or covalently bonded to each other?
  6. Sep 3, 2010 #5
    In your specific example they contain both bonds.

    The question was clear and well answered.
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