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Monotomic molecules

No tendcy to combine with either like atoms or other kinds of elements

What are examples of monatomic?

Helium, neon, and argon


Smallest particle of an element or a compound that retains the characteristics of the original substance

What kind of molecule is water?

Triatomic molecule. Two hydrogen atoms,and one oxygen atom must combine to from substance water with its characteristic properites.

What happens to valence electrons when atoms combine forming molecules?

Valence electrons and outer energy level of each atom shift

What happens after shifting of valence electrons and outer energy level of each atom shifting?

This results in completion of outer energy level of each atom.

How can you achieve a stable from of electrons?

The gain or loss of electrons, and sharing of pairs of electrons

Chemical Bond

Resulting attraction

What happens to energy during chemical bond?

When bond is formed, Energy is released, and when bond is broken, energy is absorbed.

What kind of molecules are noble gases?

They are monoatomic moelecules


1S2 2S2 2P6 3S2 3P6 3D10 4S2 4P6 4D10 4F14 5S2 5P6 5D10 6S2 6P6

What is the distinguishing factor in the stable configurations ?

The arrangement of two s electrons, and six p electrons in the valence energy level in five of the six atoms

Stable ocetet

Having a single s valence energy level which is filled with two electrons making He a very stable atom

How many electrons do non-noble gases have, and how reactive are they?

Noble gases have one to seven electrons in their outer energy levels. These elements are very reactive to varying degress.

What happens to electrons when they react to form chemical bonds?

Their electrons usually shift, and stable ocetets form.

What happens to atoms during bond formation?

Atoms usually attain stable electron structure of one of the noble gases

What is the electronegativity difference for ionic bond?

1.7 greater electronegativity difference

What happens to electrons when there is increasing electronegativity of more then 1.7?

Atoms ten d to blorrow electrons to fill energy level, and other atom will also lend electrons until it also has a complete energy level

What happens after both atoms trade electrons? Anion or cation?

Anion negatively charged. N


What atom is referred to after becoming anion

Ionic Bond

Bond or attraction

Do these atoms retain the properties of the original atoms?

No they don't

What do these ions form?

They are arranged into a crystal lattice or giant ion-molecule containing many such ions.

What kind of melting points do ionic solids have?

They tend to have high melting points. They won't conduct current of electricity until they're in the molten state.

What is the electronegativity of nonpolar covalent bonds?

0 to 0.5

What happens when the electronegtavity between two or more atoms is 0 o very small (not greater than about 0.4)?

Atoms tend to share the valence electrons in their respective outer energy levels

Nonpolar covalent bond

two or more atoms having 0 or very small electronegtavity

Do these covalent bonds have electrostatic charges?

No, they don't.

What boliling points and tmpertures are covalents compounds?

Low boliling point, and solids melt at relatively low temperature. They don't conduct electric currents

What's the electronegtavity difference between covalenet bonds?

0.4-1.6. There won't be equal sharing of electrons. The s

What happens to electrons being shared between 0.4-1.6?

There wouldn't be equal sharing of electrons between atoms involved. The shared electrons will be more strongly attracted to the atom of greater electronegativity.

What happens to the plarity or degree of a covalent bond when it's difference increases above 0.4?

The ionic character increases. 1.7 or more, the bond has more than 50% ionic chracter

Polar covalent bond

The difference is between 0.4 and 1.6

Why is it that an electron pair in a bond is shown close with more electronegative atom?

When these nonsymmetrical polar bonds are placed around a central atom, the overall molecule is polar.

What is chlorine and oxygen considered?

Central atoms


central atoms.


Polar moleculs reffered to this b/c two distinct ends from a charge perspective. Unequal sharing.

How are Nonpolar molecules arranged?

They are arranged symmetrically.

Covalent bonds

Shared electrons in the pair were contributed one each from the atoms bonded.

What happens to most valence electrons in metals ?

They detach and migrate in a "sea" of free electrons

How much attractive force does a metal atom have?

It varies with the nuclear positive charge of the metal atoms, and the number of electrons in this electron sea

Both are reflected in the amount of heat required to vaporize the metal

Metallic Bond

Strong attraction between diffrently charged particles

What are metals melting points, strength and and electricity?

They show great strength and are good conductors of electricity.

PART 2: Intermolecular forces

attractions between molecules

van der Waals forces

proper term for intermolecular forces

Dipole-Dipole attraction

force of attraction between polar molecules


poloar covalent bonding that unsymmetrical distribution of eletronic charges leads to positive and negative charges in molecules

What happens to dipoles in polar molecular substances?

They line up, so positive pole of one molecule attracts negative pole of another.

Compare the attractive forces between ionsin ionic crystals, and dipole-dipole attraction?

There less then the full charges charges

London Dispersion forces

another type of van der Waals forces

Where is London dispersion forces found?

Polor and nonpolar

why does a molecule/atom that's usually nonpolar sometimes become polar

Constant motion of its electrons causes uneven charge distibutions

What happens after a nonpolar becomes a polar?

molecules/atoms have a temporary dipole.

What fraction of force is London dispersion forces?

1/10 force of most dipole interactions

How is London's dispersion forces like?

weakest of all electrical forces of most dipole interactions, and weakest electrical forces

What does London's dispersion force prove about water and hydrogen?

nonpolar substances like these, noble gases and halogens condense to iliquid, and liquids turn into solid, when the temeprature is lowered sufficiently

How are london dispersion forces compounds like?

They have soft crystals, easily deformed, and vaporize easily

How are the london dispersion forces intermolecular forces, melting points, and evaporation like?

b/c of low intermolecular forces, melting points are low, evaporation takes place easily,

Solid examples who drank

iodine crystals, moth balls (paradichlorobenzene and naphthalan

Hydrogen bond

dipole-dipole attraction.proton or hydrogen nucleus- high concentration of positive charge.

What happens when a hydrogen atom is bonded to a highly electronegative atom?

It's positive charge will have an attraction for neighboring electron pairs.

How effective is hydorgen bonding binding molecules when it's more polar?

More effective in binding molecules into a larger unit

How high are boiling points of hydrogen bonds?

Higher then simimilar nonpolar molecules

What is the actual boiling point of H2O?

100 C

WHy is H2O boiling point 100?

Hydrogen bonding occures in H20, but not to any other compounds

What other hydrogen halides have 100C boiling point?

HF, HCI, HBr, and HI

Is HF boiling point high?


What does hydrogen bonding explain about vapor pressure, vaporization, melting points?

They say it has low vapor pressures, high vaporization, high melting points.

What has to happen to molecules in order for them to be seperated?

Molecules must be seperated. Energy must epend to break hydrogen bonds, then break down clusters of molecules into separate molecules

Is H20 melting point high?


Ocetet structure (2 definations)

outer energy level resembling noble gas configuration of eight electrons- must share two or three pairs of electrons

Double bond

Sharing two two pairs of electrons

Triple Bond

Sharing of three elctron pairs

What the correlation between electron density between nuclei and attractive force between nuclei and shared electrons?

The greater electron density, the greater attractive force

What happens to the double and triple bonds when strong bonds tend to pull atoms closer together?

They have smaller interatomic distances and greater bond strengths

Why is it sometimes you can't represent bonding structure of a molecule through Lewis dot structure or the line drawing?How is this then represented?

Because data about the bonding distance and bond strength are between possible drawing configurations and really indicate hybrid condition. They are represented through arrows.

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