Molecules * a neutral group of atoms held together by covalent bonds

Molecules – a neutral group of atoms held together by covalent bonds. And a single molecule can exist
on its own
Chemical formula – indicated the relative numbers of atoms of each kind in a chemical compound by
using atomic symbols and numerical subscripts
Molecular compound – chemical compound whose simplest units are molecules.
The relative strength of attraction and repulsion- as hydrogen atoms get closer their potential energy
rises until they are a molecule and then their potential energy is lowered
Molecular Formula- shows the types and numbers of atoms combined in a single molecule of a
molecular compound
Bond Length- the distance between two bonded atoms at their minimum potential energy, that is, the
average distance between two bonded atoms
Bond Energy- the energy required to break a chemical bond and form neutral isolated atoms
The Octet Rule- Chemical compounds tend to form so that each atom by gaining losing or sharing
electrons as an octet of electrons in its highest occupied energy level
Exceptions to Octet Rule – other elements can be surrounded by more than eight electrons when they
combine with the highly electronegative elements fluorine, oxygen, and chlorine.
Models of molecules 