Element Information:

What's up, my name is Nitrogen Nitrogen, and I'm a laid back kind of non-metal. I live on 265 Element Drive, and I was born on February 4, 1772 in Scotland. My dad's name is Daniel Rutherford, which he is a physician. My family is the Pnictogen group, consisting of two brothers, and two sisters. Their names are Phosphorous who is 15, Arsenic which just turned 33,Antimony who is 51, and my oldest brother which is Bismuth,ages at 82 years old. I am the fifth most abundent element in the universe, saying that I'm pretty famous. I take up 78% of Earth's atmosphere, which tells you I need to lay off the twinkies, or run a mile or two. I have seven protons, electrons, and neutrons. Also, I have 5 electrons in my outer energy level.

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Covalent Bonding:

A covalent bond is when atoms share one or more pairs of electrons. To form a covalent bond you find a nonmetal atom that will help you and the other atom add up to eight electrons. Then you share the electrons. This type of bond only happens between nonmetal atoms. There are double, triple, and quadruple covalent bonds also. There are also non-polar and polar covalent bonds. A non-polar bond is a bond two of the same atoms bonding. A polar bond is a bond of two different non-metal atoms. I can make this bond because I am a non-metal. I could bond with three chlorines or a chlorine atom and an oxygen atom also. Another, thing I could bond with is myself.

Ionic Bonding:

An ion is an atom that has received electrons or given electrons away making the atom positive or negative. To determine if you give or receive electrons it is all based on which one is easier. If you are in groups 1, 2, or 13 you will give them away beacasue it is easier for you to do so. After this process you will be considered a cation. Cations are only metals and positive ions. For example, it would be Lithium positive 1 because it gave one electron away. If you are in group 15, 16, or 17 then you will receive electrons because that is what is easier. Then you get to be an anion. Anions only happen between non-metals and atoms that receive electrons. To determine if you are negative three, positive three, etc. you take how many electrons you gave away or received and put a positive sign or negative sign and the amount of electrons. For example, it would be Nitrogen negative three because it received three electrons. I can form an ion because I am a non-metal and not in group 18 or 14. Group 14 does not form ions because it can't decide whether to give or receive electrons and group 18 is perfect already. I could bond with aluminum and he would give me three electrons so he has a perfect outer energy level then I would have a perfect energy level. Then aluminum would be aluminum positive three and nitrogen negative three. An ionic bond is a bond between a non-metal and metal to make each one have a perfect outer energy level. This happens by giving electrons away or receiving them. I can form this bond because I am a non-metal and I'm not in group 14 or 18.

Metallic Bonding:

Metallic Bonding- A Metallic bonding is where Metal cations and electrons are oppositly charged which are attracted to each other and they are also attracted to other metal cations. The electrostatic forces are called metallic bonds and that's what hold the particals together in a metal. A electron is free to move to other atoms in a metallic bond. Materials is what forms in a metallic bond which is why nitrogen can not form a bond because nitrogen is a gas.

Friends,Please Join Me!

I want to be friends with Flourine because he/she is also a non- metal, and we would form a perfect covalent bond. Then, I can also form a ionic bond with group 1, and a couple more groups too. There, are a few elements I want to be friends with that wold be ionic and covalent bonds. For example, their is Sulfer, Alluminum, Potassium, and Chlorine.