Unit 4: Atomic Structure & Bonding

Learning Objectives for Unit 4 is located here.

Form follows function is seen in many worlds including both science and art, broadly. How atoms are arranged and their individual structure is arguably one of the most important - yet simple concepts that many glance over. Do not underestimate the importance of electrostatic attractions and repulsions to chemistry. To be discussed: anatomy of an atom, history of the atom, Bohr's model of the hydrogen atom, representation of orbitals, electron configurations and periodic table, effective nuclear charge, atomic and ionic size, ionization energy, electron affinity, ionic and covalent bonding, bond polarity and electronegativity, drawing Lewis structures and resonance structures, exceptions to octet rule, VSEPR model, molecular polarity, and hybridization.

Practice Problems

Subatomic particles practice πŸ”‘

Atomic Structure & Electron Config πŸ”‘

POGIL Atomic Trends

Photoelectron Spectroscopy (PES)

PES Multiple Choice Practice πŸ”‘

Mass Spectroscopy πŸ”‘

Lewis Structure Practice πŸ”‘

*Additional Lewis Structure Practice

*Intermolecular Forces πŸ”‘

Class Problem Set U2 πŸ”‘


Napoleon's Buttons Introduction

Organic Nomenclature Alkanes πŸ”‘

Practice - Alkenes πŸ”‘

Practice - Alkynes πŸ”‘

Interparticle Forces & Boiling Points

*denotes supplemental material/ not distributed in class

Assigned Textbook Problems

Chapter 6: Electronic Structure of Atoms #73, 74, 79, 80

Chapter 7: Periodic Properties of Elements #7, 14, 25, 27, 31 (skip c), 53, 55, 73, 91

Chapter 8: Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding #21, 33, 41, 47, 49, 55, 63, 85, 92

Chapter 9: Molecular Geometry & Bonding Theories #5, 25, 41, 60, 66, 77, 88

Chapter 11: Liquids and Intermolecular Forces #9, 19, 23, 26, 41, 45, 79

Labs/ Demonstrations

Video Resources