Covalent Bonding

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An overview of how covalent bonds are formed by the sharing of electrons.
A demonstration of dot and cross diagrams to represent bonds.
An explanation of the formation of simple molecular substances.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

When a non-metal element reacts with a non-metal element a covalent bond is formed. In this class, students will examine how non-metallic elements share pairs of electrons to form covalent bonds. Students will also look at the arrangements of common simple molecular compounds such as water, carbon dioxide and methane. This class is especially aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 but is great for any budding scientist!

Related Classes: Relative Formula MassIons and Ionic BondingAtomic Structure of Elements

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10-11 and S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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