Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Assessment - 2.1 The Nature of Matter - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 56: 7


A single covalent bond happens when two electrons are shared between two atoms. Double covalent bonds involve the sharing of four electrons between atoms. Finally, triple covalent bonds occur when six electrons are shared between atoms.

Work Step by Step

Single covalent bonds are the weakest covalent bonds. Double covalent bonds are stronger, but triple covalent bonds are even stronger.
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