Ionic bonding is a type of chemical bond that involves the attraction between oppositely charged ions. Unlike covalent bonds, ionic bonds do not share electrons; instead, they donate or accept electrons.
Tom Green explains the covalent bonds between carbon and methane, and he represents them using a Lewis Dot Structure. Tom then explains how to read the structure. He also gives some background information on Gilbert Lewis, the creator of the Lewis Dot structure and one of the most influential chemists in history.
Hank explains the properties of Carbon and its flexible bonding criteria, which allows it to bond with essentially any other element. He also mentions that Carbon is the core atom of living structures and explains why this is the case.