Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

Chemistry? Covalent Bonding?

i'm doing additional science for another gcse at higher tier. i'm revising with a revision guide - because that's how i revise best.

i understand how atoms share and lose electrons but i don't understand covalent bonding?

how do i represent/show it?

and how do i do it?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    covalent bonding is bonding that has occured between non-metals, it is when electrons in the outer shell are shared with electrons from another element's outer shell to give both complete outer shells.

    A good example is Hydrogen [H2]

    Each atom has one electron and both together have two which gives it a complete outer shell.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1.2.2 Covalent Bonds

    In covalent bonding, atoms share electrons. Two atoms each “donate” an electron and the electrons form a pair that orbits both nuclei, holding the atoms together as a molecule. In a double bond, each atom donates two electrons.

    Source(s): GCSE and beyond (Chemistry and Physics) - Adam Coulson
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Covalent bonds i think are like N2 or F2 bonds. they are non polar. I would go to to be sure though

  • 1 decade ago

    water.. simple bond.

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    Source(s): my parakeet
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    search lewis dot structures, this might explain them better

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