I just started a worksheet and wanted to check the answers I've gotten thus far and ask for a bit of help with the ones I'm stuck on. [What's bolded is my answer.] A chemical bond is an attractive force that holds atoms together. Chemical bonding is the process of atoms combining to form new substances. Matter tends to exist in its lowest energy state. A(n) I just realized how stupid my answer was so strike that:rofl: is a bond in which one atom donates electrons to another atom. Ions are atoms with positive or negative charges. Ionization is the process of removing electrons from atoms to form ions. Electron affinity is the tendency of an atom to gain electrons when forming bonds. A bond in which atoms share electrons is called a covalent bond. Which has more valence electrons? Potassium or Oxygen. Potassium How many valence electrons does the following element have: Cesium Could someone explain to me how to use the periodic table to figure out how many valence electrons each element has? 1.How many valence electrons does the following element have: Oxygen 2. Name one element that oxygen would form an ionic bond with. I could probably figure this out on my own once someone explains to me how to do the previous question. Describe the process of how an ionic bond forms. You should discuss the types of atoms involved (metals or non-metals) as well as the electrons involved. All I know is that ionic bonds occur between (At least I think I know) metals and nonmetals. Describe the process of how a covalent bond forms. You should discuss the types of atoms involved (metals or non-metals) as well as the electrons involved. Same thing here...they form between nonmetals, right?