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MEGA General Science: Inorganic Compounds & Chemical Bonds - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter to learn the crucial information about inorganic compounds and chemical bonds that may appear on the MEGA General Science test. Go over the concise lessons in this chapter to review these subjects before the exam. The following information will be covered:
- Characteristics of inorganic compounds
- Covalent and ionic chemical bonds
- The difference between polar and nonpolar covalent bonds
- Hydrogen bonds and intermolecular interactions
With help from our instructors, find out what information you need to know to be prepared for the MEGA General Science test. Practice quizzes are available so you can check your knowledge, and you can use the dashboard to track your progress as you go through the chapter lessons.
1. What Are Inorganic Compounds? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, we'll learn what makes a compound inorganic, discuss some typical characteristics of inorganic compounds, and provide several examples from everyday life.
2. Chemical Bonds I: Covalent
Mom always said that sharing is caring. This lesson will explore how electrons affect the chemical reactivity of atoms and specifically the merits of sharing electrons.
3. Chemical Bonds II: Ionic
Did you know that the scientific name for table salt is sodium chloride? Find out how sodium and chlorine atoms come together to form your favorite seasoning.
4. Chemical Bonds III: Polar Covalent
Are you confused about how you can tell what kind of bond two atoms will form? This lesson will help you understand the difference between polar and nonpolar covalent bonds as well as how to predict how two atoms will interact.
5. Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen
This lesson defines and discusses important concepts behind hydrogen bonding. You'll learn when and why these bonds occur and which atoms are often involved.
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