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    Hi there,

    Just going over some past papers and came across this question (left) and ans (right) (attached)

    I get why it forms Na+ but why doesn't it form a bond with the N- ?
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    It does, but it will be primarily an ionic bond, not covalent
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    (Original post by Jasmine_777)
    Hi there,

    Just going over some past papers and came across this question (left) and ans (right) (attached)

    I get why it forms Na+ but why doesn't it form a bond with the N- ?
    Do you mean why isn't there a line between the N and the Na to show the bond?

    Well, a line represents a single covalent bond, which is not the type of bonding present in this case; it would be an ionic bond, shown by the N- and Na+ charges. (In ionic bonds, you don't draw a line).
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    It does, but it will be primarily an ionic bond, not covalent
    hmm but why is it an ionic bond, like how would you know it was over a covalent bond?
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    (Original post by Jasmine_777)
    hmm but why is it an ionic bond, like how would you know it was over a covalent bond?
    If the difference in electronegativity is high then it'll probably be ionic.
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    If the difference in electronegativity is high then it'll probably be ionic.
    PRSOM but will +rep when I can!

    Thank youu!

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