- Chemical Bonds are the attractive forces that link atoms together.
Chemical bonds are determined by valence electrons.
Atoms tend to gain or lose electrons to get 8e- in the outermost shell
Covalent bonds share electrons. Ionic bonds are when opposite charges attract
There is more than one kind of covalent bond? Covalent Bonds: -Single- 2 atoms chare single electron - Double- 2 pairs of electrons are shared - Triple- 3 pairs of electrons are shared - Non-polar- both atoms have equal share and strength - Polar- one atom has a stronger pull on the electrons