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Coordinate Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:57 pm
by Douglas Nguyen 2J
How are coordinate covalent bonds formed?

Re: Coordinate Covalent Bonds

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:10 pm
by Jeffrey Xiao 4A
When an atom provides two electrons in a bond instead of only providing one as in normal covalent bonds, for example, NH3 is a compound with 3 bonded atoms and a set of lone pairs around the central atom, and when it becomes NH4, the set of lone pairs in NH3 are both used for the bond between the N and the new H atom which is a coordinate covalent bond.