Nonmetals form which type of bonds by sharing electrons to complete their valence shell and increase stability?

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Dec 23, 2016

Answer:

These are called co-valent bonds.

Explanation:

Say two flurine atoms meet. They both have 7 electrons in their outer shell. If they share one of those with the other atom, they each "appear" to have 8, which is a stable situation.

(my chemistry teacher used the metaphore of two polar bears pushing the bald spots in their skins together)