Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will provide an understanding of the basic chemistry of molecules.

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Molecules are groups of atoms bonded together in order to form a substance.  Each atom has electrons in a cloud surrounding its center.  When the atoms hydrogen and oxygen share electrons with one another, they become bonded together.

Oxygen atoms have 6 electrons but become more stable if they have 8 electrons.  Hydrogen atoms have 1 electron but become more stable if they have 2 electrons.

Oxygen can share its electrons with two hydrogen atoms in order to become stable and form a water molecule.