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Bonds Resources

On September 6, Irene Westing purchased one bond of Mick Corporation at 93.00. The bond pays 6.5 interest on June 1 and December 1. The stockbroker told Irene that she would have to pay the accrued...


Bonds So far, we’ve studied atoms and compounds and how they react with each other. Now let’s take a look at how these atoms and molecules hold together. Bonds hold atoms and molecules of substances together. There are several different kinds of bonds; the type of bond seen in elements and compounds depends on the chemical properties as well as the attractive forces governing the atoms... read more


We customarily teach atoms as “wanting” to fill their valence shells with electrons, thus setting up the whole of chemistry with covalent or ionic bonds. But what’s really in it for atoms to form covalent bonds? Turns out not to be so simple! Isolated atoms DON'T particularly tend to pick up, nor lose, free electrons; they are quite happy as neutral particles. Extra electrons would repel each... read more