HW 12-12-08 - Electrons in a covalent bond are shared in...

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Joseph Leonard Green H P195 #6-9 12/12/08 6. What is a molecule? A neutral group of atoms held together by covalent bonds 7. a) What determines bond length? Bond energy b) In general, how are bond energies and bond lengths related? The stronger the bond energy, the shorter the bond length 8. Describe the general location of the electrons in a covalent bond.
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Unformatted text preview: Electrons in a covalent bond are shared in overlapping orbitals. 9. As applied to covalent bonding, what is meant by an unshared or lone pair of electrons? Unshared electrons are electrons that are not involved in bonding and that belong exclusively to one atom....
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