Meaning of chemical bond

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Jonghwee Park 1K
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Meaning of chemical bond

Postby Jonghwee Park 1K » Sun May 13, 2018 8:55 pm

When we draw a line representing a chemical line does it mean that the elements are sharing electrons or does one element take both electrons ?

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Re: Meaning of chemical bond

Postby MariahClark 2F » Sun May 13, 2018 9:01 pm

Well, it depends on what bond you are referring to. In a covalent bond, the electrons are shared between the atoms. If the bond is an ionic, then an atom basically takes or borrows (whichever way you see it) an electron or multiple from another atom.

Vivian Gonzalez 1A
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Re: Meaning of chemical bond

Postby Vivian Gonzalez 1A » Sun May 13, 2018 9:12 pm

From what I understand the line represents a shared electron, however, my question is how do we know whether a bond is ionic or covalent?

JulietOttenberg-1C
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Re: Meaning of chemical bond

Postby JulietOttenberg-1C » Sun May 13, 2018 9:58 pm

I'm pretty sure a line represents two shared electrons in a covalent bond.

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Re: Meaning of chemical bond

Postby Adam Yaptangco 1D » Sun May 13, 2018 10:04 pm

The line in a covalent bond represents a shared atom while a line in an ionic bond represents an atom being borrowed completely.

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Re: Meaning of chemical bond

Postby Alexis Bravo 1D » Sun May 13, 2018 10:38 pm

When we draw a line in a covalent bond means the electrons are being shared because the line is how we represent the sharing in a covalent bond.


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