What is meant by Covalent Bonds are directional?

Asked by JAYANTA | 1st Apr, 2013, 10:11: PM

Expert Answer:

Covalent bonds are directional, means that atoms so bonded prefer specific orientations relative to one another since the electron pairs forming the bonds repel other electron pairs so the molecules orient themselves in a way to minimise these repulsions; this in turn gives molecules definite shapes, as in the angular (bent) structure of the H2O molecule.

Answered by  | 2nd Apr, 2013, 10:21: AM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.