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Electron sharing is the sharing of the outermost electrons between two or more atoms without the complete transfer of electrons to form ions. When atoms share electrons, a covalent bond is formed. More »

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A valence electron is a type of electron present in an atom that works to aid in the process of chemical bond formation with other atoms. These electrons are present in the outer shell of an atom. More »

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Tellurium has a total of six valence electrons. On the periodic table, tellurium sits in the sixth row below selenium. Tellurium's properties are intermediate between those of metals and nonmetals, making it a metalloid. More »

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Citric acid is a covalent, or molecular, compound because it contains single and double covalent bonds formed by the sharing of pairs of electrons between different atoms. The molecular formula of citric acid is C6H8O7. More »

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Positive and negative ions are formed by gaining or losing electrons from neutral atoms. Metallic elements produce positively charged ions by losing electrons while nonmetallic elements produce negatively charged ions by... More »

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The bonds that hold the atoms in metals together are often described as being built upon metal ions that are floating in a sea of electrons. This is because the electrons in the outer shells, or valence shells, of metals... More »

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Atoms become chemically stable by losing, gaining or sharing electrons with other atoms to fill up their outermost electron shell. This allows them to obtain the electron configuration of the nearest noble gas. More »

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