Ch 8: Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 8: Covalent Bonding

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The Covalent Bonding chapter of this Glencoe Chemistry - Matter and Change companion course helps students learn the essential chemistry lessons of covalent bond properties. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Covalent Bonding textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Covalent bonding and electron shells
  • Lewis dot diagrams
  • Molecular orbital theory
  • Covalent compounds
  • Polyatomic ions
  • Resonance structures
  • VSEPR theory
  • Dipole moments
  • Orbital hybridization
  • Valence bond theory
  • Bond polarity
  • Ionic character

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9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 8: Covalent Bonding
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Covalent Bonding and Electron Shells: Definitions, Relationship & the Octet Rule

1. Covalent Bonding and Electron Shells: Definitions, Relationship & the Octet Rule

Learn about the different electron shells of atoms as well as the octet rule for valence electrons and how that applies to covalent bonding. Discover the definition of covalent bonding and the relationships between atoms.

Lewis Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

2. Lewis Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

Review what a Lewis dot diagram is and discover how to draw a Lewis dot structural formula for compounds. Learn how to represent single, double and triple bonds with lines instead of dots. Also, learn how compounds arrange themselves.

Molecular Orbital Theory: Tutorial and Diagrams

3. 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.

Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

4. Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

Learn about covalent bonds, how covalent compounds are formed and the properties inherent to covalent compounds, such as low melting and boiling points, in this lesson. Also, learn what rules to follow to name simple covalent compounds.

Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

5. Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

This lesson defines Lewis dot structures and explains how to draw them for molecules in step-by-step detail. We'll also explore polyatomic ions and how to draw Lewis dot structures for them.

Lewis Dot Structures: Resonance

6. Lewis Dot Structures: Resonance

In this lesson, we'll review Lewis dot structures and how to draw them. Then, learn about resonance and resonance structures for molecules and polyatomic ions. Afterwards, assess your new knowledge with a quiz.

VSEPR Theory & Molecule Shapes

7. VSEPR Theory & Molecule Shapes

In this lesson, you'll learn about the VSEPR theory and how it can be used to explain molecule shapes. Then, learn how to predict the shape of a molecule by applying the VSEPR theory to the Lewis dot structure.

Using Orbital Hybridization and Valence Bond Theory to Predict Molecular Shape

8. Using Orbital Hybridization and Valence Bond Theory to Predict Molecular Shape

You'll learn how to explain how shapes of molecules can be predicted using valence bond theory and hybridization. When finished, you'll understand the difference between sigma and pi bonds and how the VSEPR theory, along with the hybridization theory, helps predict the shape of a molecule.

Covalent Bonds: Predicting Bond Polarity and Ionic Character

9. Covalent Bonds: Predicting Bond Polarity and Ionic Character

Learn about covalent bonds and their two types: nonpolar covalent bonds and polar covalent bonds. Discover how to predict the type of bond that will form based on the periodic table. Learn what ionic character means and how to determine it.

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