By the end of this unit students will be able to:
- Define a chemical bond.
- Explain why most atoms form chemical bonds.
- Differentiate ionic and covalent bonds.
- List and compare the distinctive properties of ionic compounds and molecular compounds.
- Determine the number of valence electrons an atom has both from the atom’s electron configuration and its location on the Periodic Table.
- State the octet rule.
- Write a Lewis Dot Diagram for any element.