Chemical Bonds

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Chemical Bonds

Postby AlexandraZuniga1L » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:54 am

How do chemical bonds form?

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Re: Chemical Bonds

Postby Venya Vaddi 1L » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:48 am

Chemical bonds form when the valence electrons of one atom interact with the valence electrons of another, resulting in the sharing of electrons.

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Re: Chemical Bonds

Postby Isabelle_Maletz_3E » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:23 am

There are a few different ways chemical bonds can form depending on the two atoms that are interacting. If one atom is a metal and the other is a nonmetal then bonding will usually happen when electrons are transferred from the atom with low electronegativity to the atom with higher electronegativity. This type of bonding is referred to as ionic. If both atoms are non metals (or semi metals) then bonding will typically happen when the two atoms share a pair of electrons between them. This is because both atoms have a high electronegativity and is known as covalent bonding.

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Re: Chemical Bonds

Postby Kathryn Wilhem 1I » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:39 am

Typically, when the electronegativity difference between the two atoms is greater than 2, an ionic bond forms. If the electronegativity difference is less than 1.5, it is a covalent bond. However, all ionic bonds have some covalent character.

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Re: Chemical Bonds

Postby Aili Ye 4L » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:21 pm

Chemical bonds form when valence electrons of atoms interact. The type of bond that forms depends on electronegativity.

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Re: Chemical Bonds

Postby Nick Bazett 1F » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:43 pm

The amount of valence electrons an element has determines its electronegativity.

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