A negatively charged ion.
That which holds together atoms in molecules and ions in lattices.
A positively charged ion.
A mathematical formula whose consequence is that negatively and positively
charged particles attract
each other and similarly charged species repel each other.
A bond that results from a sharing of electrons between nuclei.
A charged species created by the gain or loss of an electron from an atom
or neutral molecule.
A bond that results from electrostatic attraction between oppositely
charged ions. The cation is
positively charged, while the anion is negatively charged.
A regularly repeating three-dimensional array of atoms, molecules, or
A combination of atomic orbitals in
molecular orbital theory that provides an orbital description
of a molecule analogous to the atomic orbital description of atoms.
Molecular Orbital Theory
A description of bonding that combines atomic
orbitals from each bondedatom to
produce a set of molecular orbitals.
A chemical species containing a covalent bond.
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory
A theory used to predict bonding geometries that states that electron pairs
will be distributed about the
central atom to minimize electron pair repulsions.