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.