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Single Idea 17415

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / F. Chemistry / 1. Chemistry]

Full Idea

One of the most influential ideas in modern chemistry is of a covalent bond as a shared pair of electrons (not as transfer of electrons and the formation of ionic bonds).

Gist of Idea

A big chemistry idea is that covalent bonds are shared electrons, not transfer of electrons


Eric R. Scerri (The Periodic Table [2007], 08 'Intro')

Book Reference

Scerri,Eric R.: 'The Periodic Table' [OUP 2007], p.207

A Reaction

Gilbert Newton Lewis was responsible for this.