Alkanes are a class of organic chemicals that all have single bonds between carbon atoms, alkenes are organic compounds with at least one double bond between a pair of carbon atoms and alkynes feature at least one triple... More »

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 »

Alkanes have no double or triple bonds, alkenes have one or more double bonds and alkynes have one or more triple bonds. Alkanes, alkenes and alkynes are all types of hydrocarbons. More »

The Lewis structure of HCOOH places the carbon atom at the center, surrounded by a single bond to a carbon and an oxygen atom, with a double bond to the remaining oxygen group. The single-bonded oxygen has a single bond ... More »

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A polar covalent bond is a type of bond between two or more atoms in which the atoms do not share their pair of electrons equally. In this type of bond, one of the atoms is stronger than the other and attracts the electr... More »

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 »

The chemical elements most likely to form covalent bonds are those that share electrons, such as carbon, as opposed to those that take them from another element to form an ionic bond. In general, they are nonmetals with ... More »