Covalent bonding

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Covalent bonding

- This type of bonding occurs between non-metals

- Covalent bonding is due to electrostatic attraction  

- Electrons are shared (the shared pair of electrons is what holds the two atoms together)

- They don't conduct electricity (throughout the molecules the electrons are not free to move so electricity can not be conducted)

- The compounds have both low melting and boiling points (intermolecular forces are weak - in comparison to the strong bonds between atoms)

- Dot and cross models


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