Autumn Newman

Moos- 7th

Atomic Bonding

._._. Chemical Bonds: A mutual attraction between the nuclei and valence electrons of different atoms that bind the atoms together. _._.

✺ Atoms ⓛⓞⓥⓔ to bond! Individual atoms have high potential energy, which is lowered by bonding. Nature favors low potential energy, because it's more STABLE.

✺The Octet Rule✺

✺ Atoms are most stable with eight valence electrons in their outermost shell.

✺ Boron is an exception to this rule because it is stable with only six valence electrons.

✺ All elements in the fourth period are exceptions as well, because they are stable with more than eight valence electrons.

ⓣⓗⓔⓡⓔ ⓐⓡⓔ ⓣⓗⓡⓔⓔ ⓣⓨⓟⓔⓢ ⓞⓕ ⓐⓣⓞⓜⓘⓒ ⓑⓞⓝⓓⓘⓝⓖ...

°°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.·.   IONIC    .·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°°

Ionic bonds are formed by metals and nonmetals.

°°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.·.    COVALENT    .·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°°

Covalent bonds are created with nonmetals and other nonmetals.

°°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.·.    METALLIC     .·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°°

Metallic bonds are made of metals with metals.

Ways To Determine Bond Type



✺Melting point

Ionic Bonds


✺high melting point

✺conducts as liquid and when dissolved

Ionic Character

Covalent Bonds

✺mostly soluble

✺low melting pint

✺never conducts


Metallic Bonds


✺not soluble

✺high melting point



✺Elements want to reach noble gas configuration.

✺Stability is the goal for all elements.


Comment Stream

3 years ago

Please ignore the mistake with the conductivity bullet point.