Chemical Bonding
A Quest for Atomic Happiness

Introduction: Chemical bonding is nothing more than atoms trying to find happiness. After all, is that not what we all strive for. Atoms bond to reach stability. By completing the following bonding quest,  you will learn more about chemical bonding.  Begin your quest below...

Captains Note...(Quest will add 140 points to your life)

Captains Log  for recording data

DESTINATION#1: Intro to Chemical Bonding

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1.) What is the idea behind "happy atoms?" (2)

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2.) What are the 2 major types of chemical bonds? (3)

3.) What are the mechanisms behind these 2 chemical bonds? (3)

4.) What electrons are involved in bonding? (2)

DESTINATION #2: COVALENT BONDING

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Covalent Compounds

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5.) What types of atoms usually form covalent bonds? (2)

6.) Why do these atoms usually form covalent bonds? (3)

7.) Why are most covalent compounds gases or liquids at room temperature? (3)

8.) What is the difference between the 2 types of covalent bonds? (2)

9.) What is a dipole? (3)

10.) What are the properties of covalent compounds? (In general...Melting point, conductivity, solubility in water, etc...) (6)

DESTINATION#3:  IONIC BONDING

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11.) What types of atoms usually form ionic bonds? (2)

12.) Why do these atoms usually form ionic bonds? (3)

13.) What is the difference between ionic & covalent bonds? (3)

14.) What becomes the cation? The anion? (2)

15.) Ionic compounds usually form _____ instead of molecules like covalent compounds? (2)

16.) What are the properties of ionic compounds? (see above) (6)

DESTINATION #4: METALLIC BONDING

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17.) Metallic bonds form between what type of atoms? (2)

18.) Metallic bonds are characterized by what phrase? (2)

19.) Why are metals good conductors of heat and electricity? (3)

20.) What are the properties of metallic substances? (see above) (6)

COMPLETING YOUR QUEST...

A.) ATOMIC CARTOONS

J Create 3 short cartoons depicting each bond type. The reader should learn at least one property of that compound type as well as the basics of that bond type. Be sure the reader can tell what bond type is being represented. See grading below

J When you have completed your cartoons

    -Share with a neighbor who will grade each cartoon on the following criteria (a small # written by:

        Neatness (3), Creativity (2), Spelling (3), Compound Property Accuracy (6), Bond Type Accuracy (6) = 60 points

B.) HAPPINESS QUIZ

J See Mrs. Shawler for a short quiz when you think you are finished worth 20 points. You have 2 tries for a perfect score.