Ionic, covalent and metallic bonds are all different types of chemical bonds. Chemical bonds are formed when a chemical compound is created through the joining of multiple atoms. Ionic bonds are formed when an electron m... More »

In an ionic bond, an electron leaves one atom to join another, while a covalent bond is a sharing of electrons between two atoms. Polar covalent bonds occur when two atoms share an uneven number of electrons. More »

In chemistry, ionic bonds and covalent bonds are both methods atoms use to combine into larger molecules by swapping or sharing outer electrons. An atom's energy level is determined by the number and configuration of ele... More »

Chemical energy is a type of energy that is stored in the bonds that form between different chemical compounds. These bonds exist between different types of atoms and molecules. The energy that is stored inside of these ... More » Science Chemistry

The major defining feature of metals is that electrons flow relatively freely between atoms in any object composed of two or more metal atoms, whereas electrons around nonmetals are more tightly bound to their respective... More »

Fluorine is the most chemically reactive element on the periodic table, and there are no chemical substances that are capable of freeing it from its bonds. The most reactive metallic element is francium, which is radioac... More » Science Chemistry

The potential energy that forms when chemical bonds form is called chemical potential energy. Strong chemical bonds have very small chemical potential energy levels, while weak bonds have very high chemical potential ene... More »