Covalent Bonding

Covalent Bonding - – The attraction between the electrons...

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Covalent Bonding Covalent bonds are formed when atoms share electrons. If the atoms share 2 electrons a single covalent bond is formed. If the atoms share 4 electrons a double covalent bond is formed. If the atoms share 6 electrons a triple covalent bond is formed.
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Unformatted text preview: – The attraction between the electrons is electrostatic in nature • The atoms have a lower potential energy when bound. • For any covalent bond there is an internuclear distance where the attractive and repulsive forces balance...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Fall '07 term at UGA.

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