Ch 6: Holt Chemistry Chapter 6: Covalent Compounds

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The Covalent Compounds chapter of this Holt Chemistry Online Textbook Help course helps students learn the essential chemistry lessons of covalent compounds. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Covalent Compounds textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Chemistry: Covalent Compounds chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the covalent compounds topics you need to learn or review.
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  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Methods to predict bond polarity and ionic character
  • Properties, naming and formation of covalent compounds
  • Single, double and triple bonds
  • Polyatomic ions and resonance structures
  • Dipole moments and VSEPR theory

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6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Holt Chemistry Chapter 6: Covalent Compounds
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Covalent Bonds: Predicting Bond Polarity and Ionic Character

1. 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.

Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

2. 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 Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

3. 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.

Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

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