grimsnightmare
  • grimsnightmare
Could someone just explain really fast ways that chemical bonds form? Thanks
Chemistry
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Photon336
  • Photon336
most of the chemistry (i.e. bonds forming) takes place in the valence shell , the shell that's farthest from the nucleus, between two elements/atoms.
grimsnightmare
  • grimsnightmare
Okay is there any specific ways they they form other then when sharing electrons to balance? The way the question is stated in my assignment makes it sound like there is more then one reason they bond. However, I couldn't find anything in my material.
Photon336
  • Photon336
well let's look at an example |dw:1439583928530:dw|

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Photon336
  • Photon336
Sodium and Chlorine, this type of bond is ionic
Photon336
  • Photon336
it happens between a non metal and a metal, and what's happening is that the electrons from sodium are being transferred to chlorine,
Photon336
  • Photon336
to create a positive charge on sodium and a negative charge on chlorine
grimsnightmare
  • grimsnightmare
Okay. That makes sense by creating the positive charge on one and a negative on the other they balance into making chlorine.
Photon336
  • Photon336
yeah, you could think of it that way, but remember sodium is in group one of the periodic table, sodium really wants to lose that electron because if it does then it will have a noble gas configuration. Chlorine it's the opposite: chlorine really wants that other electron so, it's going to take it. that's where the electrostatic attraction business comes from.
grimsnightmare
  • grimsnightmare
Okay yeah. Thank you very much for explaining that sorry if it was kind of a dumb question.
Photon336
  • Photon336
nah it's not a dumb question because there's a lot of different types of bonds too. &no problem ask me anything.

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