Ionic and Covalent Bonds and Hydrogen Bonds

What determines the type of bond two atoms will form? Science scholars examine the factors that affect the formation of molecules and compounds through a short video from Socratica's biology series. Topics include valence electrons, intermolecular forces, electronegativity, and bond strength.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pass out an electronegativity table for pupils to use as they watch the video
  • Give pupils time to draw the examples as the narrator describes them
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to show the video after you've discussed Bohr models and valence electrons

  • The descriptions of chemical interactions explain the early stages of bonding
  • Narrator provides careful explanations of the differences between traditional bonds and intermolecular forces

  • None
Common Core