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Chem CH4

Chemistry CH4 Formation of Compounds

TermDefinition
covalent bond the attraction of two atoms for a shared pair of electrons
covalent compound a compound whose atoms are held together by covalent bonds
crystal a regular, repeating arrangement of atoms, ions, or molecules in three dimensions
electrolyte any compound that conducts electricity when melted or dissolved in water
interparticle force the forces between the particles that make up a substance
ion an atom or group of combined atoms that has a charge because of the loss or gain of electrons
ionic bond the strong attractive force between ions of opposite charge
ionic compound a compound comprised of ions
molecule an uncharged group of two or more atoms held together by covalent bonds
noble gas configuration the state of an atom achieved by having the same valence electron configuration as a noble gas atom; the most stable configuration
octet rule the model of chemical stability that states that atoms become stable by having eight electrons in their outer energy level except for some of the smallest atoms, which have only two electrons