Chemical Bond Worksheets

There are invisible forces that hold atoms together in compounds. There are generally three ways that atoms are stuck together with a bond. In general, when two nonmetal elements form a bond, they equally share electrons and form a covalent bond. When two metals are held together it is through a metallic bond where the electrons freely circulate around. These free electrons are why we should not put aluminum foil in the microwave. When a metal and nonmetal are held together an ionic bond forms where the electrons are unequally shared between the two atoms. This is a particularly strong bond. These worksheets will help students further explore chemical bonds.