What is the definition of a covalent bond?

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Jun 20, 2017

A covalent bond chemically connects two nonmetals together. See below for more information!


To create a covalent bond, two atoms SHARE electrons as opposed to transferring. Atoms share electrons to attain the electron configuration of a noble gas. Basically, atoms will do anything to have full electron orbitals, giving them the most stability possible.

There are two main types of covalent bonds: polar and nonpolar. A polar covalent bond is formed by unequal electron sharing, while a nonpolar covalent bond is formed by equal electron sharing.