Coordinate Covalent Bond Definition , Examples ,Formation and Properties

What is Coordinate Covalent bond?

Coordinate Covalent bond is also known as Dative or Dipolar Bond.

Coordinate Covalent Bond Definition:

It is a type of covalent bond that forms when one atom donates a pair of electron to another atom .It is a kind of 2 – center s electron covalent bond in which the 2 electrons derive from the same atom.

Donor and Acceptor :

The atom which donates the lone pair of electron is called donor (Lewis base) and the atom which accepts the lone pair of electron is called the acceptor ( Lewis acid) in a coordinate covalent bond.

Difference between Donor and Acceptor:

It’s very easy to differentiate between donor and acceptor.

Remember that the donor is the electron rich specie and the acceptor is the electron deficient specie. For example NH3 and H2o are donors (electron rich) because they are stable molecules(Complete valence shell)and H+ ion and BF3 are examples of acceptors (electron deficient) because they are unstable (need electrons to complete their valence shell configuration).

Formation of a Coordinate bond:

In simple words, donation of lone pair (unshared electron pair) of electron by one atom (donor) results in the formation of coordinate (Dative) bond.

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Example of Coordinate covalent bond:

Formation of NH4+ ion

Ammonia (NH3) is a stable molecule .In ammonia ,Nitrogen is a central atom having 5 electrons in its valence shell .3 electrons are shared with 3-H atoms and 1 lone pair of electron complete the valence shell configuration .Due to the presence of one lone electron pair (un shared electron pair) ,it is electron rich specie and can donate this electron pair to another atom. Therefore ammonia is a donor.

On the other hand ,when hydrogen atom loses its one valence shell electron results in H+ ion. H+ is also known as proton because it’s having only one proton and no electron or to complete its valence shell( duplet) H+ need two electrons .Therefore H+ is an electron acceptor.

When nitrogen in ammonia donates its lone electron pair to H+ results in the formation of coordinate covalent bond and the product formed as a result of coordinate bond is ammonium ion(NH4+) and is known as adduct.

What is adduct?

The specie formed after the donation of electron pair from donor to acceptor is called adduct. NH4+ is an example of adduct.

Representation of Coordinate covalent bond(Dative / Dipolar Bond):

Coordinate covalent bond is simply represented by an arrow pointed from donor towards acceptor.

Difference between ionic ,covalent and coordinate covalent bond:

The major difference between ionic ,covalent and coordinate bond is that the ionic bond is formed by the complete transfer of electron from one atom to another atom e.g. NaCl.

Diagram of Ionic Bond:

Covalent bond is formed by the mutual sharing of electrons between the atoms e.g. H2, Cl2 ,F2 H2O,HF etc.

Whereas Coordinate covalent bond is formed by the donation of electron pair by one atom to another atom.

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This video will help you in understanding😊 one of the importance type of chemical bonding i.e ionic bonding.

In this video you will learn the following topics with 3d animated diagrams:

Easiest Definition of ionic bond .

How ionic bonds are formed.

Why ionic bonding takes place .

Examples of ionic bond with animation .

Is NaCl an ionic or covalent.

ionic bonding of nacl (sodium chloride) .

type of bonding between Na+ and Cl ions in NaCl.

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This video will help you in understanding the concept of Covalent bond with the help of easiest definition ,examples of covalent bonds and also the types of covalent bonds.

You will be able to understand the types of covalent bonds on the basis of electron pair sharing, which are as follow:

Single Covalent Bond

Double Covalent Bond

Triple Covalent Bond

Also discuss the types of covalent bonds on the basis of electronegativity difference ,which are polar covalent bond and non polar covalent bonds with definition and examples.

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Metallic bonds: Definition ,Examples & Properties:

A metallic bond is a type of chemical bond formed between metal atoms.

Explaining metallic bonds with the help of following points along with 3d animation in a video:

What are metallic bonds?

Metallic bonding definition and examples in a real life.

How are metallic bonds formed.

How does metallic bonds work.

What type of bond is the metallic bond

is metallic bonding ionic or covalent.

Identify a metallic bond with diagram

General physical Properties of metallic bonds

Metallic bonds are good conductors of heat and electricity, high melting point and high boiling point, malleable ductile and lustrous in nature.

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