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Coalent bonding

  1. Aug 17, 2010 #1
    My lecturer writes the following in his lecture notes:
    “ Covalent: Usually saturated, and usually form short scale structure (molecules), but can form strong giant structures too (e.g. diamond). e clouds distorted. One or more electron from each atom form -ve region between atoms.”

    What quantity is saturated for a covalent bond? Is it the binding force? What does saturation mean anyway (in this context)?

    What factors determine whether a covalently-bonded entity is short-scaled or giant?

    What is an electron cloud? And what does distortion mean in this context? Why is the electron cloud distorted?

    “ One or more electron from each atom form -ve region between atoms.” : What does this mean?
     
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