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What are Some Examples of Covalent Compounds?

Covalent Compounds


Ethanol contains covalent bonds.

Ethyl alcohol or ethanol is an example of a molecular compound containing atoms joined by covalent bonds.

Ben Mills

These are examples of covalent bonds and covalent compounds. Covalent compounds also are known as molecular compounds. Organic compounds, such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids, are all examples of molecular compounds. You can recognize these compounds because they consist of nonmetals bonded to each other.

O3 - ozone
H2 - hydrogen
H2O - water
HCl - hydrogen chloride
CH4 - methane
NH3 - ammonia
CO2 - carbon dioxide

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