Covalent bonding

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  • Covalent bonding
    • This is when atoms share electrons, enough for both of them to get a full outer shell.
    • Covalent bonds can be single or double (For GCSE... in real life there can be more)
    • Covalent bonds can form simple molecular substances.
      • These have weak intermolecular forces but strong intramolecular forces
        • Covalent bonds can form giant covalent structures (macromolecules)
          • Eg. Diamonds, Silicon Dioxide (Silica), and Graphite...
            • Graphite conducts electricity due to free electrons in between the layers; other covalent bonds don't.
      • Eg. Oxygen, Water, Chlorine.
    • Covalent bonds can form giant covalent structures (macromolecules)
      • Eg. Diamonds, Silicon Dioxide (Silica), and Graphite...
        • Graphite conducts electricity due to free electrons in between the layers; other covalent bonds don't.

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