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What is a Hydrogen Molecule?
Hydrogen is a non-metal.
Hydrogen has only one
Two hydrogen atoms will each share their one electron to
form a covalent bond and make a hydrogen molecule (H2).
This is a picture of a hydrogen molecule.
By sharing the two electrons where the shells touch
each hydrogen atom can count 2 electrons in its outer shell.
These full outer shells with their shared electrons are now stable.
The H2 molecule will not react further with other hydrogen atoms.
The pair of shared
electrons between the two hydrogen
form a single covalent bond.
The structural formula of a hydrogen molecule is written
There are no ions present (no + or - charges) in hydrogen
because the electrons are shared,
not transferred from one atom to another.
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