Single Covalent Bond: Definition & Examples


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What is an attraction between two atoms and a force that holds them together?

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1. Which type of bond describes the coming together and sharing of two unpaired outer electrons, one from each atom?

2. Which family of elements rarely forms single covalent bonds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your knowledge of single covalent bonds. The quiz will ask you about what determines how atoms will react and form bonds and the characteristics of a single covalent bond.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What determines how bonds will form
  • Elements rarely forming single covalent bonds
  • What electronegativity determines
  • Number of single covalent bonds possible from carbon

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the formation of bonds and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related chemistry lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what electronegativity determines

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson titled Single Covalent Bond: Definition & Examples for more information. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand chemical bonds
  • Describe the role of the electrostatic force in molecules
  • Identify what creates a covalent bond
  • Explain how many shared electrons are necessary for a single covalent bond
  • Appreciate the types of molecules formed from covalent bonding