By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Compare (qualitatively) the relative strengths of ionic, covalent, and metallic bonds.
  • Infer the type of bond and chemical formula formed between atoms.
  • Compare inter- and intra- particle forces.
  • Interpret the name and formula of compounds using IUPAC convention.
  • Compare the properties of ionic, covalent, metallic, and network compounds.


Intermolecular Forces