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Ch 6.2 Covalent Bonding

Ch 6.2 Covalent Bonding

Author: deirdre carney
  • Describe how covalent bonds form and the attractions that keep atoms together in molecules
  • Compare polar and nonpolar bonds, and demonstrate how polar bonds affect the polarity of a molecule
  • Compare the attractions between polar and nonpolar molecules

Nevada Science Standards

P.12.A.4 Students know atoms bond with one another by transferring or sharing electrons. E/S 

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-PS1-a Evaluate the merits of different atomic and molecular representations based on their ability to explain a given property of matter or phenomenon

HS-PS1-b Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outer energy levels of atoms


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CH 6.2 Covalent Bonding

Read Chapter 6.2 Covalent Bonding
Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-How are atoms held together in a covalent bond
- What happens when atoms don't share electrons equally
- What factors determine whether a molecule is polar
-How do attractions between polar molecules compare to attractions between nonpolar molecules


Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Video Clip: Covalent vs Ionic Bonds

Mr. Andersen shows you how to determine if a bond is nonpolar covalent, polar covalent, or ionc.

Take notes in your science notebook.

Chemistry: Covalent Bonds and Polar Bonds

The Bear Essentials of Polarity

Read the attached activity sheet.
Use Comic Book to answer questions.