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1

What is covalent bonding?

two positive nuclei are held together by their common attraction for a shared pair of electrons

2

What are diatomic molecules

Covalently bonded molecules

3

What are the names to describe bond angle

Linear (straight line), angular, trigonal. pyramidal or tetrahedral

4

Properties of covalent molecular substance

Flexible
Strong covalent bonds within molecules and weak attractions between
low melting and boiling points
do not conduct electricity
insoluble in water but will dissolve in other solutions

5

Properties of covalent network

Hard
Strong covalent bond within one giant structure
High melting and boiling points
do not dissolve
do not conduct electricity