Ch 52: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Chemical Bonding

About This Chapter

Use the video lessons in this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of how atoms are bonded and also review the different kinds of chemical compounds to prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Chemical Bonding - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter review the various ways bonds are formed between atoms as well as the different types of chemical compounds so that you can easily prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam. The lessons will review the following information in detail:

  • Covalent and polar covalent bonds
  • Ionic and hydrogen bonds
  • The Octet Rule
  • Using the Lewis diagram to draw an atom
  • The properties of ionic compounds
  • Utilizing the periodic table to predict the charge of an ion
  • How to write formulas for ions
  • The properties and formation of covalent compounds
  • How to visually represent single, double & triple bonds

Each lesson in this chapter contains a video along with a transcript, in case you would like to refer to the text of the lesson for learning. There is a timeline underneath the video so that you can choose a particular segment of the video to view. Take the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to test your knowledge on the subject.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Chemical Bonding - Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam is a professional certification exam taken by aspiring educators in the state of Massachusetts. The exam has 5 content areas that focus on science-related subjects and 5 areas that focus on math. The lessons in this chapter will help you prepare for questions related to chemistry, which account for 8% of the final score.

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam can be taken toward the end of your undergraduate degree program or after you earn your degree. The test is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions (80% of the final score) and 2 open-response questions (20% of the final score). A score of 240 or higher is needed to qualify for certification.

10 Lessons in Chapter 52: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Chemical Bonding
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chemical Bonds I: Covalent

1. 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.

Chemical Bonds II: Ionic

2. 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.

Chemical Bonds III: Polar Covalent

3. 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.

Chemical Bonds IV: Hydrogen

4. 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.

The Octet Rule and Lewis Structures of Atoms

5. 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

6. 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.

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.

Naming Ionic Compounds: Simple Binary, Transition Metal & Polyatomic Ion Compounds

8. Naming Ionic Compounds: Simple Binary, Transition Metal & Polyatomic Ion Compounds

An important part of dealing with chemical compounds is knowing how to refer to them. Learn how to name all ionic compounds, including simple binary compounds, compounds containing transition metals and compounds containing polyatomic ions.

Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation

9. 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

10. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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