What types of elements tend to combine to form molecular compounds?

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Non-metals tend to combine to form molecular compounds.What is a Covalent compound?Covalent compounds are made up of two or more nonmetallic elements, such as carbon and hydrogen. Covalent bonds hold the atoms of the various elements together in molecules to form a covalent compound. Atoms share valence electrons in these chemical bonds. The atoms in the molecule are held together by the attraction between the shared electrons and the positive nuclei of both atoms. The smallest component of a covalent compound that retains the properties of the complex is called a molecule. Thousands of atoms make up the biggest, most intricate covalent compounds. Examples include the substances found in living things such as proteins and carbohydrates. Covalent compounds having only two atoms in their molecules are the smallest and most basic. Many covalent compounds are easily burned, notably those that contain carbon and hydrogen. Many ionic substances, in contrast, do not burn.In contrast to most ionic compounds, many covalent compounds do not dissolve in water. Covalent compounds cannot conduct electricity because they lack freely moving electrons, unlike ionic compounds.Most covalent compounds have relatively low boiling temperatures because the individual molecules of covalent compounds may be separated more readily than the ions in a crystal.To learn more about molecular compounds, refer to https://brainly.com/question/26388921#SPJ2

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Most molecular compounds are composed of the atoms of two or more nonmetals, ionic compounds on the other hand, are formed from a metal and a non metal. All of them, with the exception of the "Noble" gases (group 8 in the periodic table). Even these have been forced to form compounds under unique laboratory conditions, with the exception of Helium. No stable compound of Helium is known

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