Category Archives: 1.3 Bonding

Nature of covalent and dative covalent bonds

A single covalent bond contains a shared pair of electrons. Multiple bonds contain multiple pairs of electrons. A co-ordinate (dative covalent) bond contains a shared pair of electrons with both electrons supplied by one atom. How do co-ordinate bonds form, simulation by boardworks (click here) Dative covalent bond, simulation by boardworks (click here)   Students should be able to represent: • a covalent

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Ionic bonding

Ionic bonding involves electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions in a lattice. The formulas of compound ions, eg sulfate, hydroxide, nitrate, carbonate and ammonium. Students should be able to: • predict the charge on a simple ion using the position of the element in the Periodic Table • construct formulas for ionic compounds

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