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Which kind of bond would occur between sodium (Na, Group IA) and chlorine (Cl, Group VIIA)?

Answer

1. The unique properties of metals, such as conductivity, result from metallic bonds. This is due to the looseness and mobility of valence electrons, which allow the bonds to shift. 2. Ionic bonds occur between metals and nonmetals, whereby electrons are transferred. 3. The bond between sodium (Na, Group IA) and chlorine (Cl, Group VIIA) would be an ionic bond. 4. The formation of carbon dioxide (CO2) from carbon in Group IVA and oxygen in Group VIA would result in four covalent bonds. 5. Nitrogen in Group 5A is likely to form three covalent bonds. These are all the answers to the Bonds Quick Check.