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Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

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Which of the following statements are true?

I. Noble gases complete their valence level by sharing electrons.

II. Covalent bonds are weak and easily broken.

III. Covalent bonds allow us to make predictions on how the molecule will look.

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1. If a silicon atom has four valence electrons, what is the maximum number of bonds it can form?

2.

If a carbon atom has four valence electrons, which of the following statements are true?

I. Carbon can form a triple covalent bond with another carbon atom.

II. A carbon atom cannot form two double bonds simultaneously.

III. A carbon atom can form four single covalent bonds simultaneously.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of covalent chemical bonds. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding covalent bonds' use to make predictions on how molecules will look as well as knowing the maximum number of bonds a silicon atom can form if it has four valence electrons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Covalent bonds' use to make predictions on how molecules will look
  • Maximum number of bonds a silicon atom can form if it has four valence electrons
  • What can be done with a carbon atom of four valence electrons
  • How an atom tries to fill its valence shells
  • Defining characteristics of covalent bonds

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as covalent bonds and molecule
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related covalent chemical bonds lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding covalent chemical bonds and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about covalent chemical bonds

Additional Learning

To learn more about the bonds formed by sharing electrons, review the corresponding lesson on Chemical Bonds l: Covalent. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind a molecule
  • Identify covalent bonds' use to make predictions on how molecules will look
  • Know the maximum number of bonds a silicon atom can form if it has four valence electrons
  • Learn what can be done with a carbon atom of four valence electrons
  • Appreciate how an atom tries to fill its valence shells
  • Understand the defining characteristics of covalent bonds
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