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 » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

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According to the University of Bristol School of Chemistry, carbon atoms form many different types of compounds because each atom can form strong bonds with up to four other atoms. This allows the element to create a div... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

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