Flashcards in Chapter 4 Atoms & Bonding Deck (10):
The valence electrons of an atom are those electrons that have the highest energy.
Electron dot diagram
An electron dot diagram includes the symbol for the element surrounded by dots.
A chemical bond is the force of attraction that holds atoms together.
The chemical bond formed when 2 atoms share electrons is called a covenant bond.
The 2 bonded Florine atoms form a molecule.
This time the 2 atoms share 2 pairs of electrons, forming a double bond.
Atoms of some elements, such as nitrogen, can share 3 pairs of electrons, forming a triple bond.