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Ch 6: Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry Chapter 6: Chemical Bonding

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The Chemical Bonding chapter of this Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with chemical bonding. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Chemical Bonding textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • The meaning of covalent bonds
  • The relationship between covalent bonds and electron shells
  • Lewis structures of atoms and the octet rule
  • Showing single, double and triple bonds using lines
  • The formation and composition of ionic compounds
  • Definition of ionic bonds
  • What lattice energy is
  • Lewis dot structures
  • Metallic bonding
  • Molecule shapes and the VSEPR theory
  • The shapes of electron orbitals
  • Types of intermolecular forces

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11 Lessons in Chapter 6: Holt McDougal Modern Chemistry Chapter 6: Chemical Bonding
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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 Bonding and Electron Shells: Definitions, Relationship & the Octet Rule

2. 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.

The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

3. 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.

Lewis Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

4. 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.

Ionic Bonds: Definitions and Examples

5. Ionic Bonds: Definitions and Examples

Did you know that when atoms stick together to form molecules, they gain and lose electrons, making them negatively or positively charged? In this lesson, you will learn how cations and anions form one type of chemical bond called an ionic bond.

What Are Ionic Compounds? - Definition, Examples & Reactions

6. 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.

Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

7. Ionic Compounds: Formation, Lattice Energy and Properties

In this lesson, you'll learn about ionic compounds and how they form. Additionally, you'll learn the properties of ionic compounds, such as their high melting and boiling points, their ability to conduct electricity, and the fact that they form crystals.

Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

8. 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.

Metallic Bonding: The Electron-Sea Model & Why Metals Are Good Electrical Conductors

9. Metallic Bonding: The Electron-Sea Model & Why Metals Are Good Electrical Conductors

Learn why metallic bonding is called the electron sea model. Discover why metals bond the way they do and why they are shiny, malleable and conduct electricity well.

VSEPR Theory & Molecule Shapes

10. 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.

Hydrogen Bonding, Dipole-Dipole & Ion-Dipole Forces: Strong Intermolecular Forces

11. Hydrogen Bonding, Dipole-Dipole & Ion-Dipole Forces: Strong Intermolecular Forces

Learn about intermolecular vs. intramolecular forces. Learn the different intermolecular bonds (including hydrogen bonding and dipole-dipole and ion-dipole forces), their strengths, and their effects on properties, such as boiling and melting points, solubility, and evaporation.

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