Terms1 - Covalent Bond A bond that results from a sharing...

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Terms Anion - A negatively charged ion. Bond - That which holds together atoms in molecules and ions in lattices. Bond Dipole - The direction and magnitude of the charge separation in a bond. Bond Length - The distance between bonded nuclei. Bond Strength - The amount of energy necessary to break a bond. This energy is a measure of how hard it is to break a bond. Cation - A positively charged ion. Closed Shell - An electron configuration with a full valence shell. Coulomb's Law - A mathematical formula whose consequence is that negatively and positively charged particles attract each other and similarly charged species repel each other.
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Unformatted text preview: Covalent Bond - A bond that results from a sharing of electrons between nuclei. Electronegativity - A measure of the ability of an atom to attract electrons to itself. Ion - A charged species created by the gain or loss of an electron from an atom or neutral molecule. Ionic Bond - A bond that results from electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions. The cation is positively charged, while the anion is negatively charged. Open Shell - An electron configuration with a partially filled valence shell. Valence Shell - The orbitals with the highest occupied principle quantum number....
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