Flashcards in Unit 1.3 Bonding Deck (7):
What is a molecule?
A molecule is two or more atoms held together by covalent bonds
What is a covalent bond?
A covalent bond is a shared pair of electrons between two metal atoms
What is an example of a molecule?
Water (H2O), two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen held together by bonds
How are the atoms held together?
Because of the electrostatic force of attraction between the positive nuclei of each atom and the negatively charged electrons
What is a diatomic element?
An element made up of molecules that contain two atoms