Ch 10: Chemical Bonds Overview

About This Chapter

In this overview of chemical bonds, learn about ionic compounds, covalent bonds, the octet rule, Lewis structures, and more. You can use these brief lessons and quizzes for completing a homework assignment or preparing for a test.

Chemical Bonds Overview - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you gain a better understanding of chemical bonds. There are informative discussions that provide an explanation of topics like how to draw the Lewis diagram, the formation of ionic compounds, and how chemical compounds form. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Explain what chemical compounds are and how they form
  • Describe the formation and structure of ionic compounds
  • Assess the differences between ionic and covalent chemical bonds
  • Explore how a metallic bond occurs
  • Discuss the bond length and angle of chemical compounds
  • Detail how the octet rule applies to electron energy levels
  • Draw the Lewis diagram
  • Use the orbital theory to determine bond order

We use brief text and video lessons to help you understand chemical bonds. Our expert instructors employ a fun style of teaching and use plenty of examples. The video timelines let you navigate the videos and jump straight to the topics that are of greatest interest to you. Each lesson includes a short multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge. Quizzes have links back to specific topics in the video.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Chemical Bonds Overview
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What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples

1. What Is a Chemical Compound? - Definition & Examples

Very few single chemical elements are encountered in everyday life. In this lesson, you will learn about chemical compounds through some examples to gain a better understanding of what they are and how they form.

What Are Ionic Compounds? - Definition, Examples & Reactions

2. What Are Ionic Compounds? - Definition, Examples & Reactions

Ionic compounds are a common, yet special type of chemical compound. In this video lesson, you will learn about their formation and structure and see examples of compounds formed by ions.

Chemical Bonds: Ionic vs. Covalent

3. Chemical Bonds: Ionic vs. Covalent

Atoms make up everything on Earth, and chemical bonds are what hold those atoms together. In this lesson, we'll discuss two very important types of chemical bonds: covalent and ionic.

What is a Metallic Bond? - Definition, Properties & Examples

4. What is a Metallic Bond? - Definition, Properties & Examples

The metallic bond is a type of chemical bond that occurs between atoms of metallic elements. It gives metals their unique properties that we don't see in nonmetal substances, as you'll learn in this lesson.

Bond Length & Angle in Chemical Compounds

5. Bond Length & Angle in Chemical Compounds

In this lesson, we will learn about the structure of chemical compounds and chemical bonds. We will learn about the bond length and angle of chemical bonds.

The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

6. The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

Learn the octet rule and how it applies to electron energy levels. Identify valence electrons and learn how to determine them by looking at the periodic table. Also, discover how they pertain to the octet rule. Learn how to draw the Lewis diagram of an atom, and understand how it provides clues to chemical bonding.

Molecular Orbital Theory: Tutorial and Diagrams

7. Molecular Orbital Theory: Tutorial and Diagrams

Learn how to sketch the overlap of orbitals to form sigma and pi bonds. Use the molecular orbital theory to determine bond order. Discover how bond order affects bond strength and bond energy.

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