Mammoth Memory

Covalent bonding (sharing)

Covalent bonding is where atoms share electrons.

covalent bonding is where atoms share electrons

To remember this, think of two people (non-metal) covered by a veil(covalent) and sharing the veil.

Covalent = sharing


Within carbon dioxide molecules, a carbon atom shares all of the electrons in its outer shell with two oxygen atoms.

diagram of a carbon dioxide molecule and its bonds

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