covalent bond

n=4

Back And Forth....

a: Covalent bond ~
b: spring

What: "A covalent bond is like a spring.The two nuclei move back and forth,oscillating as the repulsive and attractive forces act upon"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 3 2013 10:48 AM


Molecular Meal Time....

a: Covalent bond ~
b: sharing some sandwitch at lunch

What: "Covalent bonds can be thought of as lunch time in the cafeteria. A nonpolar covalent bond is like your friend telling you that he will trade you half of his sandwich for half of yours, as a nonpolar covalent bond is comprised of an electron from each atom that is shared equally between the atoms. A polar covalent bond is like your friend giving you most of his lunch for a bite of your lunch, as a polar covalent bond has an unequal sharing of electrons. A coordinate covalent bond is like a person who sits beside you and eats your lunch, as this bond involves one atom contributing both of its electrons to the shared pair and the other atom contributes nothing."

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Writer: Licata, K.P.
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Date: May 3 2013 10:51 AM


The Rope Never Breaks.....

a: Covalent bond ~
b: tug of war

What: "A covalent bond forms when two atoms share a pair of electrons. But what does "share" mean? A covalent bond is like a "tug of war game" that can't be won by either team, yet neither side gives up trying to win."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 3 2013 10:52 AM


Bound Together.....

a: Covalent bond ~
b: nut and bolt

What: "A covalent bond is like a nut and bolt: atoms are attached firmly together by a specific bond and if that bond is broken, it takes energy to put it all back together again. On a macro scale, it means once your plastic toy or tool is busted, it's busted."

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Writer: Christine Lepisto
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Date: May 3 2013 10:58 AM



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