Ch 31: Intro to Chemical Bonding

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Take a look at this chemistry chapter to review the basics of chemical bonding. This introductory chapter can help you review chemical bonding topics for an upcoming exam, class project, homework assignment or any other academic purpose.

Intro to Chemical Bonding - Chapter Summary

For a high-level overview of chemical bonding, check out this collection of engaging science lessons. Taught by expert instructors, these lessons dive into the basics of covalent and ionic bonding, bond polarity, Lewis structures, VSEPR theory, orbital hybridization and much more. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. You can watch the lessons on any computer or mobile device, or you can choose to print the accompanying transcripts to study offline. Our subject matter experts are also available to answer any questions you may have. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of chemical bonding
  • Differentiate between covalent and ionic bonds
  • Predict ionic character and bond polarity
  • Interpret Lewis structures
  • Define H2SO3 and HCIO
  • Discuss VSEPR theory and its limitations
  • Identify the properties of hexane
  • Outline the trigonal planar and octahedral structures in molecular geometry
  • Predict molecular shape through valence bond theory and orbital hybridization
  • Evaluate the formula and structure of acetylene

8 Lessons in Chapter 31: Intro to Chemical Bonding
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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.

H2SO3: Definition & Lewis Structure

2. H2SO3: Definition & Lewis Structure

Sulfurous acid has a chemical formula of H2SO3. It is known for its bleaching properties so it is used to bleach various products. In this lesson, we will learn about sulfurous acid, some of its uses, and how to draw its Lewis structure.

HClO: Definition & Lewis Structure

3. HClO: Definition & Lewis Structure

The chemical compound responsible for keeping our swimming pools clean and safe is hypochlorous acid. Its chemical formula is HClO. In this lesson, we will learn about HClO and how to draw its Lewis structure.

Trigonal Planar: Structure & Examples

4. Trigonal Planar: Structure & Examples

Chemical compounds have different 3-dimensional arrangement of their atoms, depending on the number of their bonds and electrons. In this lesson, we'll learn about the structure of a compound with trigonal planar molecular geometry.

Hexane: Structure, Formula & Properties

5. Hexane: Structure, Formula & Properties

Did you know that hexane plays a role in the production of different vegetable oils stored in our cupboards? Explore this lesson to learn more about the organic molecule hexane, its structure, formula, and properties.

Octahedral in Molecular Geometry: Shape & Structure

6. Octahedral in Molecular Geometry: Shape & Structure

In this lesson you will learn about the shape and structure of octahedral molecules. We will discuss the angles formed within the molecules, then we will look at a few examples.

Limitations of VSEPR Theory

7. Limitations of VSEPR Theory

What limits a theory in chemistry? In this lesson we will be discussing the most important short-comings and limitations of valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) theory.

Acetylene: Formula & Structure

8. Acetylene: Formula & Structure

Did you know welders use acetylene as a fuel gas in cutting torches? Learn more about this compound, including its formula, structure and historical uses in this lesson.

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