Why is SO2 an ionic compound?
Is of2 an ionic compound?
Is LiCl a covalent compound?
Ionic bonds usually occur between metal and nonmetal ions. For example, sodium (Na), a metal, and chloride (Cl), a nonmetal, form an ionic bond to make NaCl. In a covalent bond, the atoms bond by sharing electrons.
Is NaCl covalent or ionic?
No, two of those bonds are sigma bonds and other two are pi bonds both of them are characteristic of covalent bond in case of ionic bonding one atom fully donates electrons while the other accepts it like in case of NaCl.
Sulfur and oxygen are both nonmetals due to their position on the periodic table, and so sulfur monoxide or SO would just be held by covalent bonding.
Is sulfur oxide ionic?
What type of compound is SO2?
Nope. It’s covalent. Just FYI generally ionic compounds are between a metal and nonmetal and involve electrons being transferred vs shared like the nonmetal covalent bonds. It is best to say that SO2 has covalent bonds from the sulfur atom to each oxygen.