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What is an molecule?
neutral particles formed when electrons are shared by atoms ratherthan being gained or lost
What is an covalent bond?
type of bond formed between atoms when they share electrons; covalent bonds are strong and chemically stable
What is an ion?
positively or negatively charged atom whose charge results from the gain or loss of one or more electrons
What is an ionic bond?
type of bond formed by the attraction of positively charged ions for negatively charged ones;ionic bonds hold ionic compounds together
What is an nonpolar molecule?
molecule with balanced charges whose electrons are shared equally; nonpolar molecules are not water soluble
What is an polar molecule?
molecule with unbalanced charges as a result of electrons being shared equally