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Chemical Bonds

How do two colorless, explosive gases combine to form water, a stable liquid? Join Tim and Moby as they explore the fundamentals of chemical bonds. You’ll learn about atomic structure, including how electrons orbit atomic nuclei in levels called shells. Tim will show you how the number of electrons in each shell affects whether it will easily form bonds with other atoms. And you’ll learn about the two major kinds of chemical bonds: covalent, where pairs of electrons are shared between atoms; and ionic, where one atom “steals” electrons from another atom. Finally, you’ll discover how a substance’s properties dramatically change when it bonds with another substance. Watch this movie, and you’re bound to learn something new!

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What is a chemical bond?

Why do atoms bond together?

Does the type of bonding affect the physical properties of a compound?