Why do only some gases and halogens form homoatomic molecules whereas other non-metals don't?

Asked by joykphukan | 14th Sep, 2014, 10:56: AM

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In a homoatomic bond the electrons in the covalent bond are shared between the two nuclei. This means there is no permanent charge separation. This suggest that homoatomic bond will get formed between the some elements of first two rows and halogens.

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Answered by Arvind Diwale | 14th Sep, 2014, 11:18: PM