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Stress Pattern

Number of Syllables

Primary Stress

co VA lent   or   CO va lent

3

second

Suggested exercises

1. Explain to a student the difference between ionic and covalent bonds.
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Useful words

electrons
shared/share
transferred
cation
anion
electrostatic attraction
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2. Explain to a student why carbon forms four covalent bonds in neutral molecules, nitrogen forms three and oxygen two.
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2p electrons
lone pairs
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