25th November 2019

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Is CaC2 ionic or covalent?

Calcium carbide is an unusual molecule in that it is a covalent compound, and not an ionic one as you are assuming it to be. It forms 3-way structuralbonds: two carbons are bonded to each other with a triple bond, while the calcium atom is bonded to the two carbon atoms.
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