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12 Cards in this Set

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Chemical Bond
the attractive force that holds atoms or ions together
Chemical Structure
the arrangement of bonded atoms or ions within a substance
Bond Length
the average distance between the nuclei of two bonded atoms
Structural Formula
chemical symbols showing the structures of compounds
Ionic Bond
a bond formed by the attraction between oppositely charged ions
Metallic Bond
a bond formed by the attraction between positively charged metal ions and the electrons around them
Covalent Bond
a bond formed when atoms share one or more pairs of electrons
Nonpolar Covalent Bond
electrons are shared equally
Polar Covalent Bond
an unequal sharing of electrons
Polyatomic Ion
an ion made of two or more atoms that are covalently bonded and that act like a single ion
Empirical Formula
the simplest chemical formula of a compound that tells the smallest whole-number ratio of atoms in the compound
Molecular Formula
a chemical formula that reports the actual numbers of atoms in the one molecule of a compound