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How do atoms achieve noble-gas electron configurations in single covalent bonds?

Two atoms share two electrons.

Which of the following elements can form diatomic molecules held together by triple covalent bonds?


A molecule with a single covalent bond is


Which is a typical characteristic of an ionic compound?

The ionic compound has a high melting point.

How many electrons are shared in a single covalent bond?


Which of the following covalent bonds is the most polar?


What does the term coordination number in ionic crystals refer to?

The # of oppositely charged ions surrounding a particular ion.

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of most ionic

They have low melting points.

Which of the following particles are free to drift in metals?


What is the basis of a metallic bond?

The attraction of metal ions to mobile electrons.

What is the element with the lowest electronegativity value?


What is the total number of covalent bonds normally associated with a single carbon atom in a compound?


What characteristic of metals makes them good electrical conductors?

They have mobile valence electrons.

Which of these elements does not exist as a diatomic molecule?


How man valence electrons does an iodine atom have?


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