Covalent Bonding

Basic knowledge of Covalent bonding.

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Covalent Bonding

Covalent bonding: The sharing of a pair of electrons between two atoms.

                          NON-METAL - NON-METAL BONDING.

In a covalent bond, one electron comes from each atom.

An Example would be:

(http://ibchem.com/IB/ibfiles/bonding/bon_img/cl2_venn.gif)

Chlorine molecule. the shared pair of electrons are the O-X in the middle. Written as Cl-Cl.

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Covalent bonding, Example 1: Methane

In methane, there is 4 covalent bonds.

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/diag_methane.gif)

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Covalent bonding, Example 2: Ethane

Ethane looks a little different to other molecules... But the principle is still the same.

(http://www.chemistryrules.me.uk/found/ethene_venn.gif)

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