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Sulfuric Acid - Ionic, Polar Molecular or Non Polar Molecular

  1. Mar 2, 2012 #1
    What type of bond is Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4(aq))?

    People tell me its ionic because the acid is made up of a polyatomic ion. However, many sources online say that the acid is polar.

    I can't seem to figure out which bond it is.
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  3. Mar 3, 2012 #2


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    Sulfuric acid is not a bond, it is a compound. It contains bonds - two different bonds. And when it is dissolved (as the (aq) part suggests) there are also other types of bonds involved.

    So, what is the question?
  4. Mar 3, 2012 #3
    Sorry, my mistake..

    What type of bond holds the compound together, molecular or ionic? I would assume that a molecular bond holds the sulphate together but I am not sure about which bond holds the hydrogen and the sulphate together.

    Could you also please explain which bonds are involved when the compound is in a solution?

    Thank You
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