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Bond formation in carbon dioxide molecule. Animation of the sharing of electrons (dots and crosses) between two oxygen (O) and one carbon (C) atom to form a molecule of carbon dioxide (CO2). This is an example of covalent bonding, with the two double bonds shown here each formed by two shared electron pairs, each pair consisting of an electron from each atom. The outer electron shell of each atom is shown as a blue ring. Carbon dioxide is a gas at room temperature and pressure.
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