# What type of bond holds the oxygen atoms in a molecule of an oxygen O_2 gas?

$\text{Covalent bonds..........}$
Each oxygen atom has 6 valence electrons, and the normal representation of the dioxygen molecule is as $: \ddot{O} = \ddot{O} :$. Given that a covalent bond result from the sharing of two electrons, each oxygen atom $\text{owns}$ 6 electrons as required.