Convalent bonds form between atoms that require a large amount of energy in order to lose an electron? True or False?
True. The energy required to pull off an electron from an atom is denoted by its ionization energy (also called ionization potential). If this value is large it is difficult to completely pull away an electron from the atom. In cases where the neighboring atom does not have enough electron pulling power (called electron affinity), the atoms share the bonding electron pairs between them which is to say that the atoms form a covalent bond.