Unit #1Unit #2Unit #3Unit #4Unit #5Unit #6Unit #7Unit #8Unit #9Unit #10
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spacerspacerIntroduction
spacerspacerObjectives
spacerspacerReading


spacer4.1 The Periods
spacer4.2 The Groups
spacerGroup IA - Alkali metals
spacerGroup IIA - Alkaline earth metals
spacerGroup VIIA - Halogens
spacerGroup VIIIA - Noble gases
spacer4.3 Metals,
spacerNonmetals,
spacerSemimetals

spacerProperties of Metals
spacerProperties of Nommetals
spacerProperties of Semimetals
spacerSummary
spacer4.4 Metallic
spacerBonding

spacer4.5 Octet
spacerRule

spacer4.6 Ions
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4.7 Covalent
spacerBonding

spacerCovalent Bonding & Groups
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4.8 Atomic
spacerSize

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4.9 Ionic
spacerSize

spacerIonic Size of Metal Ions
spacerIonic Size of Nonmetal Ions
spacerIonic Size for Isoelectronic Series
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4.10 mp/bp
spacerTrends
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4.11 Metallic
spacerTrend


spacer** More
spacerspacerperiodic
spacerTrends
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spacerspacerProblems
spacer1 | 2 | 3
spacerspacerCrossword
spacerspacerHow well do you
spacerknow your
spacerPeriodic Table?

Unit #4 THE PERIODIC TABLE

4.7 - Covalent Bonding

The chemical bonds formed by sharing of electrons between non-metallic elements are referred to as covalent bonds.When the covalent bond is formed between two identical nonmetals, a nonpolar covalent bond is formed.

Take a look at the kind of molecules that have this kind of bond.

In total, there are seven elements that exist as diatomic molecules. These are the diatomic elements.

  1. the hydrogen molecule (H2),
  2. the oxygen molecule (O2),
  3. the nitrogen molecule (N2),
  4. the fluorine molecule (F2),
  5. the chlorine molecule (Cl2),
  6. the bromine molecule (Br2),
  7. the iodine molecule (I2)

Is there an easy way to remember these elements?
(Mouseover the image below to find out.)


Section 6.5
The Covalent Bond ..p128

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