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Examples of simple covalent structures

Oxygen

Oxygen needs 2 more electrons to fill its outer shell

An oxygen molecule (O2) consists of two oxygen atoms and a double covalent bond.

Two oxygen atoms join through covalent bonding

Water H2O

Oxygen bonds with 2 hydrogen atoms to great water

Within water molecules, two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom share electrons to form a covalent bond.

Water molecule bonded through covalent bonding

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