Elements and Compounds
What element can bond to itself?
Why can a carbon atom bond with itself easily?
What element will form a double bond with oxygen making a molecule with one atom of the element and one atom of oxygen?
What is special about the element Carbon when it comes to bonding?
Asked in Chemistry, Chemical Bonding
When a metal element is combined with another element what type of bond is created?
How many single bonds are typically formed by the element O?
What determines if a bond is polar?
All elements have a property called "electronegativity". In any molecular bond, electrons are shared. A very electronegative element will keep the shared electrons closer to itself causing itself to have a slightly negative charge. This is a polar bond. Put simply: polar bonds occur between atoms of differing electronegativities.