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Chapter 8: 4-6

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Covalent Bonds

Chapter 8: 4-6 Homework

Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Read Kotz and Triechel, Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity Chapter 8: Section 4-6.

Study Notes

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Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Covalent Bonds.

Study Activity

Videos for Chapter 8: Chemical Bonds and Molecular Geometry

Review the Videos at Thinkwell Video Lessons.

  • Under "Chemical Bonding: Fundamental Concepts: Resonance Structures and Formal Charge"
    • Resonance Structures
  • Under "Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory: Molecular Geometry and VESPER Theory"
    • Valence-Shell Electron-Pair Repulsion Theory
    • Molecular Shapes for Steric Numbers 2-4
    • Molecular Shapes for Steric Numbers 5 & 6
    • Predicting Molecular Characteristics Using VESPR Theory

Review the rules on How to draw Resonance Contributors and see if you can correctly draw the Lewis Dot structures for the ions in the Exercises at the end of the page.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

LAB #6 GUIDED INQUIRY: Using qualitative methods to differentiate covalent and ionic bonds. -- Phase II

Carry out the experiment you designed in Phase I, and collect your data in a suitable format. Perform your initial analysis and determine whether you need to repeat your experiment and/or refine your procedure.