Let's begin by reviewing several of the properties of atoms that influence the way that they attach to one another. These are the valence electrons represented by Lewis diagrams, the tendencies of atoms to gain and lose electrons, and the classification of atoms into the categories of metals, nonmetals and inert gases.
I suggest you take a look at exercises 1, 2, and 3 in your workbook. If you have no trouble with those exercises, move on to the next section of this lesson ("Bonding Between Atoms"). If you need additional review, continue with this "Review" section.
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