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Why is covalent bond a directional bond ?

  1. Dec 2, 2005 #1
    why is covalent bond a "directional bond"?

    why is covalent bond a "directional bond"?
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2006 #2
    single covalent bonds, a bond in which two atoms share a pair of electrons.

    double covalent bonds, are bonds that involve two shared pairs of electrons.

    triple covalent bonds, are bonds that involve three shared pairs of electrons.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2006 #3
    because of the form of the wavefunctions of the electrons that participate in thr bonding. they overlap in certain directions.
     
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