A nonmetal atom will form as many covalent bonds as it needs in order to have a filled shell. The formation of the covalent compounds water, ammonia, and methane are explored. Three dimensional animations of these molecules are displayed. Duration: 5:01.
VIDEO CHECK QUESTIONS
6.8a How many covalent bonds does oxygen tend to form?
6.8b Why does oxygen tend to form two covalent bonds?
6.8c How many pairs of nonbonding electrons does the oxygen of a water molecule have?
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