chapter 5 chemistry


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covalent bond
a chemical bond that is made by sharing electrons.
atomic radius
the distance from the center of the nucleus to the atom's valence electrons.
a measure of how strongly atoms attract electrons in a covalent bond.
polar covalent molecule
A molecule that has an uneven distribution of electrons, resulting in slight charges within the molecule itself.
Purely covalent bond
a covalent bond in which electrons are shared equally.