Specification Point 1.44:
Know that a covalent bond is formed between atoms by the sharing of a pair of electrons
Covalent Bonds between Non-Metals
When two or more non-metals share electrons to fulfill their outer electron shell, they form a bond called covalent bond.
Covalent Bond: Bond between non-metal and non-metal formed by a shared pair of electrons between the two atoms.
A covalent compound of Hydrogen Chloride (HCl)
Specification Point 1.45:
Understand covalent bonds in terms of electrostatic attractions
Covalent Bond: Bond between non-metal and non-metal formed by a shared pair of electron between the two atoms.
- There is a strong attraction between the shared pair of electrons and the nuclei of the atoms involved.
The attraction between the shared pair of electrons and the nuclei of the atoms involved in a covalent bond
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