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.


Where are diatomic molecules found on the periodic table?


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

diatomic molecules


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