Is S2Cl2 covalent?

1. Oct 30, 2006

lorka150

Is S2Cl2 covalent?

2. Oct 30, 2006

geoffjb

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?

3. Oct 30, 2006

lorka150

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.

4. Oct 30, 2006

geoffjb

Be careful with your assumptions. $NH_{4}Cl$ is ionic, yet it contains no metals.