Double Bond: Definition, Formation & Example


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How many electrons are shared in a double bond?

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1. What is the best definition of a covalent bond?

2. When or why do double bonds form?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Double bonds are a key component in the study of electrons and atoms. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their formation and purpose as well as related scientific terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions, characteristics and purposes of:

  • Double bonds
  • Covalent bonds
  • Chemical structures

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define covalent bond
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast double bonds and covalent bonds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding double bonds

Additional Learning

To learn more about double bonds and their formation, review the accompanying lesson Double Bond: Definition, Formation & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define double bond
  • Define covalent bond
  • Understand the octet rule
  • Define electron orbitals
  • Define sigma bond
  • Define pi bond
  • Understand how double bonds are formed