Diatomic Gas Molecules

LO: Understand the structure of a diatomic molecule.

Vocabulary: Di (Latin for 2) + atomic -> 2 atoms A molecule containing two atoms of the same element or species.

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Where are diatomic molecules found on the periodic table?

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Some diatomic molecules have single bonds (shared electron pairs), others have two or three….

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Here’s an easy way to remember which atoms form diatomic molecules

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