A nonpolar covalent bond is a chemical bond where electrons are shared equally between two atoms
Analogy – like a couple with a joint bank account.
NONPOLAR COVALENT BOND
The electrons are equally shared
Nonpolar molecules generally do not dissolve in water.
- Nonpolar molecules don’t become hydrated.
- The molecules are insoluble or almost insoluble in water.
- Example: carbon-hydrogen or carbon-carbon hydrophobic bonds.
- More examples: tristearin, or tristearoyl glycerol, a component of natural fats
Nonpolar covalent bond electronegativity scale
An example of nonpolar bond
Nonpolar covalent bonds tend to form between two very similar atoms. Their difference in electronegativity value is small in comparison to atoms with stronger bonds.
An example of nonpolar covalent bond is a bond between two carbon atoms.
To read more about this bond type, go to Carbon to Carbon nonpolar covalent bond>