Covalent Bonding

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Covalent Bonding

Covalent bonding is when atoms share electrons with each other to get a full outer shell. Each covalent bond provides an extra shared electron for each atom.

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Hydrogen atoms all have one electron, to fill their outer shell they share their electrons. It becomes H2.

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Chlorine atoms only need one more electron so they share their electrons to fill their outer shell. It becomes Cl2.

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Carbon has four outer electrons so it makes…

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