In class today we continued our discussion of Covalent and Ionic Bonds and found that: Covalent Bonds are formed between non-metals and share electrons to form more stable compounds. "Equal" sharing of electrons forms a non-polar covalent bond whereas polar covalent bonds share their electrons "unequally." Covalent compounds do not dissolve in water, do not conduct electricity and form soft solids, liquids and gasses.
Ionic Bonds form when electrons are transferred from metals to non-metals and are extremely polar. Ionic compounds dissolve easily in water, conduct electricity, and form crystalline solids.