Electrons are everywhere
Atoms are made up of protons, neutrons, & electrons (e-)
o e- are transferable, can add/remove/share
What is a bond?
Cooperative experience by sharing e- (an attraction between 2 atoms causing
them to share electrons)
How can we predict how many bonds an atom can form?
The # of vacancies in the valance shell (refer to the periodic table)
What is a double bond?
2 pairs of e- being shared, both atoms contributes 2 e-
(oxygen is double bonded with carbon)
What is electronegativity?
An atom’s ability to polarize a bond, an electronegative atom pull