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How many covalent bonds does hydrogen form if each of its unpaired electrons participate in one bond?

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Carlton Burgess on November 22, 2018

A single atom of hydrogen can form a covalent bond. A covalent bond is a chemical bond that involves the sharing of pairs of electrons between atoms. The atoms share valence electrons, which are found in the outer layer of the atom. Hydrogen has one electron to share.The hydrogen has a 1s valence subshell, which can hold a maximum of two electrons. The hydrogen is covalently shares this single electron with other atoms needing extra electrons to fill their valence shell.


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