In this lesson, we will learn how to use the group of a nonmetal in the periodic table to calculate the maximum number of covalent bonds it may form.
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The valence shell of boron is the second electron shell and contains 3 electrons. How many covalent bonds can boron form by sharing its electrons?
Hydrogen has a single electron in its valence shell. How many covalent bonds can it form?
The valence shell of oxygen is the second electron shell and contains 6 electrons. How many covalent bonds can oxygen form?