Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
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Chapter 2 - Chemistry Comes Alive - Review Questions - Page 59: 28b


Covalent bond

Work Step by Step

In a covalent bond, two atoms share a pair of electrons. When two nonmetals bond, they do so through a covalent bond. Although hydrogen is on the left side of the periodic table, it is considered a nonmetal. Therefore, when a carbon atom bonds with four hydrogen atoms, it does so through the use of four covalent bonds.
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