# Covalent bonding?

1. Sep 26, 2007

### jleposky

[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. Sep 26, 2007

### meopemuk

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

Eugene.

3. Sep 26, 2007

### jleposky

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.

4. Sep 26, 2007

### meopemuk

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 $C_2$. You can also write it as C(four parallel lines)C to indicate "quadruple" bonding.

Eugene.

5. Sep 26, 2007

### jleposky

BONDING REVIEW WORKSHEET

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

Element: Carbon|Oxyen|Nitrogen|

6. Sep 26, 2007

### jleposky

their are many other questions but i just want to know how.

P.S. Read this like a math chart thing
ex:
# |1|2|
|1|1|2|
|2|2|4|

7. Sep 26, 2007

### meopemuk

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, $O_2$ molecule in the case of O-O pair, $CO_2$ molecule in the case of C-O pair. C-N and O-N are trickier.

Eugene.