Covalent compounds include methane, carbon dioxide and water. A covalent bond is formed when electrons are shared between compounds, and electron pairs are created as a result. More »

Ionic compounds form when electrons transfer from one atom to another. Covalent compounds form when atoms share electrons, resulting in no net loss or gain of electrons as seen in ionic compounds. More »

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 »

According to Chemistry About, examples of organic compounds include table sugar, methane and DNA, while inorganic compounds include table salt, diamond and carbon dioxide. Organic molecules and compounds are generally as... More »

Plastics, or polymers, are compounds composed of carbon and hydrogen known as hydrocarbons. According to the American Chemistry Council, polymers can have multidimensional networks of repeating units. Each repeating unit... More »

Some examples of inorganic compounds are ammonium chromate, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen fluoride and silver oxide. Inorganic compounds almost always lack carbon. More »

The symbol for carbon is C. Carbon is a versatile element that can form compounds with many other elements. It is also an essential component of organic compounds. More »