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Chemical Bonds Section 2 - Types of Bonds


									 Chemical Bonds
Section 2 - Types of Bonds
            Ionic Bonding

To reach a stable energy level, atoms lose or
gain electrons.

 An atom is neutral but will become a charged
atom if there is a transfer of electrons
 When an atom loses or gains an electron, it
becomes an ion.
 Ion – charged (atom) particle that has either
fewer or more electrons than it has protons
          Ionic Bonding

Negative ion – has more electrons than
Positive ion- has more protons than
             Ionic Bond
bonding that involves a transfer of

 forms when ions attract each other and
form a compound
 force of attraction between a positive ion
and a negative ion
     Electron-dot Diagram
drawing that uses the chemical symbol for
an element surrounded by a series of dots
to show the electron bonding taking place.
 The dots represent the valence electrons

also called Lewis Dot Structure/diagram
        Covalent Bonding

A lot of energy is required for an atom to
lose or gain electrons

Example: elements in Group 14 have four
electrons in their outermost level – it is
easier for these elements to become
stable by sharing electrons
      Covalent Bonding
 bonding in which electrons are shared
rather than transferred

 The attraction between electrons and the
positively charged nucleus of the atoms
hold the atoms together
 A group of two or more atoms joined
together by a formed by a chemical bond
   Unequal electron sharing

 Electrons are not always shared equally
the nucleus of some atoms will attract
electrons more strongly and electrons will
stay closer to that atom’s nucleus
Nonpolar and Polar molecules

When two atoms that are exactly alike form a
covalent bond, they share the bonding electrons
Nonpolar molecule, the electrons are shared
equally in the bond

When one atom’s nucleus has a stronger force,
electrons will stay closer to that atom.
Example:         Water molecule H2O
       Water Molecule (cont)
The oxygen atom forms a covalent bond
with each hydrogen atom
The oxygen atom has a stronger
attraction for the bonding electrons – the
electrons spend more time closer to the
oxygen atom.
This gives the oxygen atom a partial
negative charge and the hydrogen a
partial positive charge
      Water Molecule (cont.)
 Because the water molecule has an end
that is partially positive and an end that is
partially negative, water is a polar
Polar means “having oppositely charged
 **This polarity helps give water the
structure to support life (cell systems)

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