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Unformatted text preview: - the characteristic number of chemical bonds formed by a particular chemical element A chemical bond is a sharing of electrons between two or more atoms allows electrons to attain a more stable configuration that takes less energy to maintain produces a more sustainable equilibrium Valence determines the structure and properties of the molecules the element finds itself involved in Valence of hydrogen is one (forms one bond), valence of oxygen is two (forms two bonds) Carbon has a valence of four can understand the variety of fatty acids in nature...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course NUTR SCI 132 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at Wisconsin.
- Fall '09