What happens to atoms during formation of covalent bonds?
The atoms retain all of their physical properties (i.e. mass, density, etc.) except when a covalent bond occurs, electrons are involved. The two atoms that form a covalent bond (usually C, N, O, F, S) will each share the electrons that are currently available in their valence shell (the outer shell, usually P orbital).
Name two events involving electrons that can result in the formation of chemical bonds between atoms?
During formation of bond,the atoms come close,then their are two possibilities 1. The force of attraction between electron of one atom and the nucleus of the other atom and the electron of the other atom attracts the nucleus of the another atom.This attractive forces lowers the potential energy of the two atoms and their are chances of bond formation. 2.There are also repulsive forces between nucleus-nucleus and electron-electron,which increases the potential energy. But as the…