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Ch 8: Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 8: Covalent Bonding

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The Covalent Bonding chapter of this Prentice Hall Chemistry Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with covalent bonding. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Covalent Bonding textbook chapter.

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the chemistry topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Determining molecular formulas with atoms and ions
  • Electron shells and the octet rule
  • Lewis dot structures and the VSEPR theory
  • Molecular orbital theory
  • Polar and nonpolar covalent bonds
  • Orbital hybridization
  • Strong intermolecular forces and London dispersion force
  • Hydrogen bonding

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11 Lessons in Chapter 8: Prentice Hall Chemistry Chapter 8: Covalent Bonding
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Using Atoms and Ions to Determine Molecular Formulas

1. Using Atoms and Ions to Determine Molecular Formulas

In this lesson, you will learn how atoms and ions determine molecular formulas. You will understand how molecular formulas tell information about the type and quantity of atoms involved in a molecule. Lastly, we will discuss how to write a molecular formula for an ionic compound.

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.

Lewis Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

3. 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.

Lewis Dot Structures: Polyatomic Ions

4. 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.

Lewis Dot Structures: Resonance

5. Lewis Dot Structures: Resonance

In this lesson, we'll review Lewis dot structures and how to draw them. Then, learn about resonance and resonance structures for molecules and polyatomic ions. Afterwards, assess your new knowledge with a quiz.

Molecular Orbital Theory: Tutorial and Diagrams

6. 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.

VSEPR Theory & Molecule Shapes

7. 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.

Orbital Hybridization: Definition & Explanation

8. Orbital Hybridization: Definition & Explanation

This lesson explains orbital hybridization of elements on the periodic table. Understanding of hybridization will allow you to predict how many bonds atoms can make.

Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds: Definitions and Examples

9. Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonds: Definitions and Examples

Did you know that some types of chemical bonds behave similarly to the way that children play with toys? In this lesson, you will learn about two types of bonds called polar and nonpolar covalent bonds.

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.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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