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Compounds with Both Ionic and Covalent Bonds

Examples of Compounds with Both Types of Bonding


Sodium nitrate has ionic and covalent bonds.

Sodium nitrate has ionic and covalent bonds.

Ben Mills

Some compounds contain both ionic and covalent bonds. These compounds contain polyatomic ions. Many of these compounds contain a metal, a nonmetal and also hydrogen. However, other examples contain a metal joined via an ionic bond to covalently bonded nonmetals. Here are examples of compounds that exhibit both types of chemical bonding.

NaNO3 - sodium nitrate
(NH4)S - ammonium sulfide

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