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Chemistry Unit 6

Bonding Definitions

TermDefinition
Assymetrical Molecule A molecule that lacks identical atomic structure on each side of an axis
Covalent Bond A bond formed by the sharing of electrons between 2 nuclei
Double Covalent Bond The sharing of 2 pairs of electrons between 2 nuclei
Hydrogen Bond The attraction of a hydrogen atom in one molecule for an oxygen, nitrogen or fluorine atom in another molecule
Ion A bond formed by the transfer of electrons from one atom to another
Lewis Dot Diagram A diagram that depicts valence electrons as dots around the atomic symbol (representing the nucleus and nonvalence electrons) of the element
Metallic Bond The attraction of valence electrons for the positive kernels of metallic atoms
Multiple Covalent Bond A double or triple covalent bond
Nonpolar Covalent Bond A bond formed by the equal sharing of a pair of electrons between 2 nuclei
Octet of Electrons The stable valence electron configuration of eight electrons
Polar Covalent Bond A bond formed by the unequal sharing of electrons between 2 nuclei
Symmetrical Molecule A molecule with identical atomic structure on each side of an axis
Triple Covalent Bond The sharing of 3 pairs of electrons between 2 nuclei
Ionic Bond A bond formed by the transfer of electrons from one atom to another
Created by: gmatise