• Molecular compounds are generally comprised of two or more nonmetal atoms.
  • Hydrogen (H2) is an example of an element that exists naturally as a diatomic molecule.
  • A covalent bond is a bond in which two atoms share one or more pairs of electrons.
  • Most atoms attain a lower potential energy when they are bonded to other atoms.
  • At this distance, the potential energy of the system is said to be equal to zero.
  • This type of chemical bond is called a covalents bond.
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