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Homework Help: Is S2Cl2 covalent?

  1. Oct 30, 2006 #1
    Is S2Cl2 covalent?
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  3. Oct 30, 2006 #2
    What is required for a bond to be covalent? Does this bond appear ionic? sulphur and chlorine are both non-metals; what does this lead you to conclude?
  4. Oct 30, 2006 #3
    i chose it because i know that metals + non-metals are ionic... and because they were both non-metals, it made me feel that way. also, i knew that ionic compounds were metal + polyatomic (and that wasn't that, either).
    that was my assumption. i just like to make sure i didn't miss something, as i am not very chemistry savvy.
  5. Oct 30, 2006 #4
    Be careful with your assumptions. [itex]NH_{4}Cl[/itex] is ionic, yet it contains no metals.
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