General chemistry Redox processes in the formation of covalent bonds
hello! It is not entirely clear to me, if during the interaction of simple substances there is a flow of electrons from one element to another, how does the formation of a covalent chemical bond between atoms occur, if it is formed when the orbitals of different atoms overlap? that is, one atom gave electrons to another, but then overlaps with it by the orbitals of these given (valence) electrons ..
I think it's something to do with molecule orbitals, but, unfortunately, I haven't entirely understood you( Can you please refrais your question?
@chaoticgood in the formation of a covalent bond, we are talking about the common electrons involved in its formation, why then, in redox processes, are we talking about the transfer of electrons from one atom to another?
Energy of atomic orbital is lower then energy of molecular one, so it's more convenient for the electron pair to be located there. That's why no bond is formed
@chaoticgood I didn’t quite understand you, but I was already thinking about the fact of its formation, what happens to electrons
@argentum Actually one of unsolved mysteries of chemistry is the question of what is chemical bond?