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1

what are the three main types of bonds?

ionic
covalent
metallic

2

what is a covalent bond?

a chemical bond involving shared electron density between two non metals

3

what is an ionic bond?

a chemical bond usually involving a metal and non metal, where the most electronegative atom takes an electron from the other species completely, creating a net dipole