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Does Argon form covalent bonds?

Argon is a very unreactive element as it already has a full outer shell. If an element does not have full electron shells, it would either give or take electrons (ionic bonding) or share electrons (covalent bonding). Argon has an atomic number of 18 which means that it has 18 electrons.

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In this regard, is argon a covalent?

The extremely stable noble gasses, including helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon, are all also nonmetal covalent elements. These elements form bonds with one another by sharing electrons to form compounds.

Beside above, can Argon form compounds? Argon is the third of the noble gases or inert gases. It is very non-reactive. So much so, that it forms compounds with virtually no other elements. That is why it does not easily combine with other elements.

Subsequently, question is, what type of elements form covalent bonds?

Comparison of Ionic and Covalent Bonds Ionic bonds usually occur between metal and nonmetal ions. For example, sodium (Na), a metal, and chloride (Cl), a nonmetal, form an ionic bond to make NaCl. In a covalent bond, the atoms bond by sharing electrons. Covalent bonds usually occur between nonmetals.

Do noble gases form covalent bonds?

The noble gases are the least reactive of all the elements but the heavier ones do form some molecules. Helium and neon never form molecules. They have completely filled electron shells with no have-filled orbitals available for making covalent bonds and they have very high ionization energies so they don't form ions.

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