A molecular compound can be defined as a compound where the atoms share electrons through covalent bonds. It is also known as a covalent compound. The covalent bonds are what hold the molecule together. More »

The basic definition of an inorganic compound is any substance in which two or more elements, other than carbon, combine. Compounds containing carbon typically are classified as organic, with the exception of carbides, c... More »

Compound interest is a financial term used to describe the process where the interest earned on a principal investment over a set period of time is added to the principal amount. The interest payable for the following pe... More »

Hydrogen bonds hold together the atoms in a water molecule. A single water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. More »

The ability of carbon atoms to form covalent bonds with other carbon atoms is the most unique of its bonding properties. This enables carbon to form long, continuous chains, branches and loops consisting of carbon and hy... More »

Carbon is present in a wide variety of molecules because its atomic structure makes it extremely easy to form bonds. Carbon readily bonds with multiple other atoms, and it can form chains of bonds with other carbon atoms... More »

Metals are the only substances that use metallic bonds among their atoms. While many elements are commonly known as metals, including iron, aluminum, gold, silver and nickel, metals include a variety of other elements as... More »