Unformatted text preview: order of increasing attractions among ions KCl, Al 2 O 3 , CaO You do it! 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. – The attraction between the electrons is electrostatic in nature • The atoms have a lower potential energy when bound. Formation of Covalent Bonds This figure shows the potential energy of an H 2 molecule as a function of the distance between the two H atoms....
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Fall '07 term at UGA.
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