Metallic Bond

A metallic bond is a type of chemical bond wherein metallic atoms attract each other and stay bonded. The bond’s objective is to attain a low energy state, just like in the case of a covalent bond and ionic bond. Unlike other chemical bonds, a metallic bond is not about a handful of atoms. The […]

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Non-Polar Covalent Bond

A non-polar covalent bond is a type of covalent bond in which the electronegativity traits of both bonding atoms are the same. In other words, the atoms in a non-polar covalent bond share equal number of electrons with each other. This is the opposite of polar covalent bonds in which the electronegativity of one atom […]

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Electropositivity

Electropositivity is an atom’s tendency or willingness to let go its electrons. Electropositive atoms part away more atoms during a chemical bond than the other atom so that they could become stable, or conform to the octet rule. The electropositivity trait is usually identified with metals. This means if an atom is electropositive, it most […]

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Electronegativity

Electronegativity is a chemical trait indicating an atom’s ability to attract electrons. In other words, some elements attract electrons strongly. Also, there are elements that don’t crave electrons as much. And then there are elements that do not attract electrons at all. This keenness or tendency to engage electrons is electronegativity. The higher the electronegativity, […]

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Polar Covalent Bond

A polar covalent bond is a type of covalent bond in which the two bonding atoms do not share the same number of electron(s). This tendency to attract more electrons is due to one of the atoms being more electronegative in nature. Atoms with higher electronegativity – the ability or affinity to attract more electrons […]

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