A nonpolar covalent bond is a chemical bond where electrons are shared equally between two atoms
The electrons are shared equally between the two atoms
Nonpolar covalent bond electronegativity scale
If the difference in electronegativity between two atoms is 0.4 or less, the bond formed between the two atoms is a nonpolar covalent bond.… Read the rest
The electrons are unequally shared between two atoms
When a chemical bond involves “the sharing of a pair of electrons by two atoms in a molecule”, it is generally called a covalent bond.
In a polar covalent bond, the electrons are not equally shared between the atoms
The unequal sharing of electrons causes a separation of partial charges within the bond.… Read the rest
An ionic bond
An ionic bond is formed between elements of large differences in electronegativities, which are typically found between metals and non-metals.
The atom that loses the electron(s) becomes a positively charged ion called a cation, and the one that gains the electron(s) is called the anion.… Read the rest
A QUICK LOOK AT THE THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOLECULAR BONDS
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT THE TYPE OF BOND
If you’re given two elements, such as carbon and oxygen, how do you tell what type of bond they will form?… Read the rest