Ch 20: ILTS Biology: Bonding

About This Chapter

Brush up on chemical bonds and how they work by watching our video lessons and taking our quizzes. The study materials in this chapter will help you answer ILTS Biology exam questions on these topics.

ILTS Biology: Bonding - Chapter Summary

These video lessons can help you refresh your knowledge of various types of chemical bonds and compounds before taking the ILTS Biology exam. This chapter can prepare you for exam questions on topics such as:

  • The octet rule and Lewis structures of atoms
  • Formulas of ions
  • Covalent and ionic compounds
  • Lewis dot structures
  • Bond polarity and ionic character
  • Strong intermolecular forces
  • London dispersion forces
  • Molecular orbital theory
  • Organic and inorganic macromolecules

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ILTS Biology: Bonding - Chapter Objectives

Illinois requires passing the ILTS Biology test as as a condition for teacher certification in this subject. The exam assesses your understanding of basic biology concepts, and is divided into six subareas. Questions on the material this chapter explores are in the subarea on physical science.

Our lesson quizzes and the comprehensive chapter exam on bonding can help you evaluate your learning prior to test day. These tests consist of multiple-choice questions, like the ILTS Biology exam, so completing them gives you practice answering these types of questions.

14 Lessons in Chapter 20: ILTS Biology: Bonding
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Overview of Chemical Bonds

1. Overview of Chemical Bonds

Learn about the most common kinds of chemical bonds: ionic, covalent, polar covalent, and metallic. Discover how they form and why they hold together. Take a quiz and see how much knowledge you've held onto.

The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

2. 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.

Ions: Predicting Formation, Charge, and Formulas of Ions

3. Ions: Predicting Formation, Charge, and Formulas of Ions

Learn how ions are formed using the octet rule. Use the periodic table to predict the charge an atom will have when it becomes an ion. Learn whether an ion is a cation or anion and how to write the formula depending on what charge the ion has.

What Are Ionic Compounds? - Definition, Examples & Reactions

4. 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.

Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

5. 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

6. Lewis Dot Structures

Although drawing dots around elements sounds pretty straight forward, Lewis dots are a little more complicated. This lesson will explain how to draw Lewis dots for single, double, and triple bonds, as well as polyatomic ions.

Covalent Bonds: Predicting Bond Polarity and Ionic Character

7. 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.

VSEPR Theory & Molecule Shapes

8. 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

9. 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.

London Dispersion Forces (Van Der Waals Forces): Weak Intermolecular Forces

10. London Dispersion Forces (Van Der Waals Forces): Weak Intermolecular Forces

Learn how London dispersion forces are created and what effect they have on properties such as boiling and melting points. Discover this weak intermolecular force and how it is one of the Van der Waals forces.

Using Orbital Hybridization and Valence Bond Theory to Predict Molecular Shape

11. 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.

Molecular Orbital Theory: Tutorial and Diagrams

12. 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.

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

13. 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.

Intramolecular Bonding and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Macromolecules

14. Intramolecular Bonding and Identification of Organic and Inorganic Macromolecules

Understand what a macromolecule is and be able to identify both organic and inorganic macromolecules. Organic molecules include proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.

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