You will get to learn the difference between elements and compounds. Then discover the different types of bonds that hold atoms together and the differences between them.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
How does an atom with too many electrons stabilize itself?
~ An atom with too many electrons stabilizes itself by joining with an atom that is in need of more electrons. The pair then performs an electron exchange, which results in the formation of an ionic bond.
What is a covalent bond?
~ A covalent bond is a chemical bond that is created as the result of the sharing of electrons.
What is the smallest building unit of a covalent bond?
~ The smallest building unit of a covalent bond is a molecule.
What are some examples of compound molecules created by the joining of atoms of different elements?
~ Some examples of compound molecules created by the joining of atoms of different elements include water, hydrogen fluoride, and carbon dioxide.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define chemical bond, covalent bond, and bond.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||chemical bond, covalent bond, bond|