Mammoth Memory

Examples of simple covalent structures


image explaining the covalent structure of an oxygen molecule and the oxygen periodic symbol

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


image showing how two oxygen molecules are bonded

Water H2O

image showing the covalent bonds for hydrogen and oxygen atoms

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

diagram showing the bonds of a water molecule

More Info