Is NH4 a covalent bond?

Asked by Deborah Medina

When the ammonium ion, NH4, is formed, the fourth hydrogen is attached by a dative covalent bond, because only the hydrogen’s nucleus is transferred from the chlorine to the nitrogen. The hydrogen’s electron is left behind on the chlorine to form a negative chloride ion.

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