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Chemical Bonding Project Ideas

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Chemical bonding is the process by which atoms combine to form compounds in a chemical reaction. These projects examine chemical bonding through a variety of learning styles.

Chemical Bonding

Chemical bonds occur during a chemical reaction when valence electrons in atoms are shared or transferred to form compounds. Students will learn that ionic bonding, covalent bonding, and polar covalent bonding are three types of chemical bonding that are differentiated by the way electrons respond to each other. The response is dictated by the types of elements that are joined together and whether they are metals or nonmetals. This asset contains projects that allow students to explain the three types of chemical bonding.

Melting Point

Grade level: 8th - 12th grade

Time: 1-2 days

Key Terms:

  • covalent bond
  • ionic bond
  • melting point

Guiding Question

  • What are the properties of ionic and covalent compounds?

Materials:

  • computer/internet
  • Bunsen burner
  • salt packet
  • sugar packet
  • test tubes
  • test tube holders

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