Covalent bonds

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SydBenedict2H
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Covalent bonds

Postby SydBenedict2H » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:00 pm

Anytime two atoms of the same type are bonded together it must be a covalent bond correct? Like in Disulfide bonds?

Kayla Vo 1B
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Re: Covalent bonds

Postby Kayla Vo 1B » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:05 pm

Yes, usually when a diatomic molecule (e.g H2) is formed a nonpolar covalent bond (electrons are equally shared) is made. Usually this type of bond results when the atoms have similar or the same electron affinity.

Katie Frei 1L
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Re: Covalent bonds

Postby Katie Frei 1L » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:24 pm

Yes, two atoms of the same element are bonded as a covalent bond, sharing the electrons equally between the two atoms.

Madison Gil 3D
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Re: Covalent bonds

Postby Madison Gil 3D » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:41 pm

Yes, whenever two atoms of the same type are bonded together, it is covalent bonding. The type of bond will also depend on the group of the atom. For example, two hydrogen atoms will form one single bond to form H2, while two oxygen atoms will form one double bond between themselves to form O2, and two nitrogen atoms will form one triple bond between themselves to form N2.


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