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Atoms the basic building block of matter
Covalent bonding the bonding resulting from the sharing of electrons.
Diatomic elements an element whose atoms can form covalent bonds with another atom of the same element
Electron a negatively charged subatomic particle found in orbit around the nucleus.
Electron affinity the tendency of an atom to attract electrons
Electron configuration the arrangement of the electrons in the energy levels
Electron-dot diagram a diagram that uses chemical symbols for an element surrounded by a series of dots to represent the sharing of electrons.
Energy level (electron shell) referring to the level an electron occupies around the nucleus of an atom
Ion a charged atom
Ionic bonding the bonding involving the transfer of electrons
Ionization the process of removing electrons and forming ions
Metallic bond the bond formed by atoms of metals in which the outer electrons of the atoms form a common electron cloud.
Metals elements that give up electrons easily
Molecule a combination of atoms formed by a covalent bond.
Neutron a neutral-charged subatomic particle found within the nucleus of an atom
Nucleus the dense central portion of an atom
Periodic table a table listing all of the known elements of the universe arranging according to specific properties and characteristics
Phase change the different forms of the same substance – exp. Solid, liquid and gas
Polyatomic ion a group of covalently bonded atoms acting like a single atom in combination with other atoms
Properties characteristics that identify certain elements or compounds
Proton a positively charged sub-atomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom
Sea of electrons the common distribution of electrons occurring throughout a metallic crystal
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