Covalent Bonding and Electron Shells: Definitions, Relationship & the Octet Rule


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What is a covalent bond?

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1. What is the octet rule?

2. Where are the electrons in an atom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you understand more about electric shells and the process of covalent bonding. You will be quizzed on the octet rule as well as the stages in covalent bonding.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and interactive worksheet to check your knowledge of:

  • How covalent bonding occurs
  • Properties of electric shells
  • Definition of the octet rule
  • Traits of valence electrons
  • Location of electrons in an atom

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help students practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the most important information from the related atom lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the octet rule
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can interpret information regarding electric shells and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about covalent bonding and electric shells, review the lesson on Covalent Bonding and Electron Shells: Definitions, Relationship & the Octet Rule. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Locate electronics in an atom
  • Define valence electrons
  • Determine characteristics of covalent bonding
  • Explain why covalent bonds form
  • Examine covalent compounds