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Thread: Right way maybe to describe covalent bonding?Also not Ions?

  1. #1 Right way maybe to describe covalent bonding?Also not Ions? 
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    Please excuse here my poor knowledge. My basic question is would this be taken as a way to see the covalent bond? I use new made up words in some case. Please don't take this to heart.

    Would this be a way to describe covalent bonding in that it does not produce Ions?

    In this you could say that there is a "interior shared section" between the two atoms in that the nucleus if thatís right does not recognize the two outer most shells of both the bonded atoms as being a "totality" as if it did for example an bonded oxygen molecule consisting of two oxygen atoms would be seen as containing 12 electrons. That is because as it is thought the individual atoms in this bonding contain 8 in their outermost shell by the octet rule but if you add the two outermost shells together as a "totality" they contain 12 electrons.
    In that each atom with all itís electrons from itís outer most shell now adds up to 12 electrons that is simply because you take both outer shells as a ďtotalityĒ together. You are considering both outer most shellís as a totality together. This would result in both being negatively charged ions of 4 negative charge. However the point is this does not happen so what I am asking then would it be right to see it as how that the nucleus does not recognize both outer most shells as a totality but that there is a "interior shared section" which is only "recognized" with the rest of the other electrons of each atom individually. That is as a sum of all the electrons in a atom and also too the sum of the electrons in the outer most shell. In that this behaviour if thatís right makes the atom have both 8 electrons in itís outer most shell and 10 in all as covalent bond between two oxygen atoms.

    Thus what it is I'm asking here could you describe the area for words sake as the "interior shared section". What I would also wish and like to know is why is it only this area is "recognized" with the rest individually if that's the word and not as both outside shells as a totality? Also what is doing the recognizing or determining perhaps? What says this is the structure of the entirety?


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