Bonding in Metals

Metals bend the rules of bonding to create their own version. A thorough video lesson describes how metals bond using animated models. The instructor explains how metallic bonding leads to different chemical properties than ionic or covalent bonding.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils create a foldable to record important information on the different types of bonds
  • Research common alloys and their uses
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a familiarity with the periodic table and the electrons associated with groups of elements
Pros

  • Highlights properties of metals in connection to their bonding strategies
  • Emphasizes new vocabulary both in verbal and written format
Cons

  • None