Take a minute and look around yourself. Have you ever stopped to think about what each object is made up of? Or perhaps, how it might look if we could see the object at the atomic level?
Chances are that there would be many millions of atoms joined together by covalent bonds. Almost everything is composed of covalent bonds. There are some exceptions: they include metals, salts (such as table salt), and a few other items. Looking around once more, try to imagine a world without anything made of covalent bonds. If you thought about it carefully, you could probably say that life would not exist, since all organic compounds contain covalent bonds. Without these complex organic compounds, life would not exist.
Now we can see that covalent bonds play a huge role in everything that we do in our lives. It would be for our benefit to understand and enjoy what this miraculous bonding can do in a fun, educational way.
To continue your quest on the study of covalent bonds, please click the go button at the bottom of this page after reading the rest of this page. We will begin investigating the nature of electrons and then study covalent bonds in depth.
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