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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Alkanes are hydrocarbons with single covalent bonds between the carbon atoms, while alkenes are hydrocarbons with one or more double covalent bonds between the carbon atoms. Hydrocarbons are either aliphatic or aromatic.... More »

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Atoms form bonds with other atoms because of the electrostatic attraction between positively-charged protons and negatively-charged electrons. When this force of attraction brings atoms together to form substances contai... More »

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When two separate oxygen atoms combine with two chemical bonds, the result is one molecule of oxygen. A stable compound forms when two oxygen molecules share two pairs of electrons with each other. More »

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Ionic bonds form between atoms that transfer electrons to one another. These bonds require at least one electron donor and one electron acceptor. During ionic bonding, a complete transfer of valence electrons takes place... More »

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