Chemical Bonds in Molecular Atoms

What makes atoms "stick" together to form molecules? Molecular bonds are the glue that makes atoms stick together.

Let's take a look at molecular bonding. First, we need to look at the individual atomic elements and consider:

  • Valence shells
  • Electronegativity values
  • Chemical groups

Familiarity with these three characteristics is a powerful tool for predicting what type of and how many molecular bonds will form from different atoms.