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Homework Help: Covalent bonding?

  1. Sep 26, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] Covalent bonding?

    How do i write combined covalent bonds? For example how would i put together C and C to make a covalent bond(would it just be CC)?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 26, 2007 #2
    Are you asking simply about notation?

    Try C-C for a single bond, C=C for a double bond, etc.

  4. Sep 26, 2007 #3
    umm, im not sure, could you elaberate on that? Like for a homework assignment i must wright the combined form of C and C and i dont know how to write it. I know how it works i just dont know how to write the final answer.
  5. Sep 26, 2007 #4
    It would help if you reproduce here your assignment word-by-word. It is difficult to understand what exactly you mean. Perhaps you were asked about a molecule consisting of two carbon atoms [itex] C_2 [/itex]. You can also write it as C(four parallel lines)C to indicate "quadruple" bonding.

  6. Sep 26, 2007 #5

    Complete the following table by making covalent compounds, being sure that the octect rule is satisfied.

    Element: Carbon|Oxyen|Nitrogen|
  7. Sep 26, 2007 #6
    their are many other questions but i just want to know how.

    P.S. Read this like a math chart thing
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  8. Sep 26, 2007 #7
    I think you should try to find such arrangements of atoms that by sharing their valence electrons they are surrounded by 8 electrons each (the octet rule). Some of the pairs are rather simple: diamond crystal in the case of C-C pair, [itex] O_2 [/itex] molecule in the case of O-O pair, [itex] CO_2 [/itex] molecule in the case of C-O pair. C-N and O-N are trickier.

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