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

1 Answer
Mar 6, 2017

Answer:

#"Covalent bonds.........."#

Explanation:

Each oxygen atom has 6 valence electrons, and the normal representation of the dioxygen molecule is as #:ddotO=ddotO:#. Given that a covalent bond result from the sharing of two electrons, each oxygen atom #"owns"# 6 electrons as required.