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Chem Bonding Vocab

Chemical Bonding Vocabulary

Molecule The particle formed when two or more atoms bond covalently
Polar Covalent A kind of bond in which there is unequal sharing of electrons
Exothermic releasing heat
Formula Unit Shows the simplest ratio of ions in an ionic compound
Monatomic Ion an ion consisting of a single atom
pi bond A kind of bond formed by overlap of parallel orbitals
anion A negatively charged ion
ionic bond The electrostatic force that holds oppositely charged particles together
electronegativity the tendency of an atom in a compound to attract electrons
covalent bond a chemical bond that involves sharing a pair of electrons between atoms in a molecule
cation A positively charged ion
metallic bond the attraction of a metallic cation for delocalized electrons
sigma bond single covalent bonds
endothermic absorbing heat
chemical bond link between atoms resulting from the mutual attraction of their nuclei for electrons
delocalized electrons electrons that are free to move in metals
Created by: jmdrymon