PS Unit 4C: Chemistry - Bonding (5 days)

Essential Questions:

Can any elements bond together?  

How are chemical compounds formed?


Chemical bond: chemical bonds are formed when two or more atoms give, take, or share valence electrons.

Covalent bond: a chemical bond in which atoms share one or more electrons.

Ionic bond: a chemical bond in which atoms transfer electrons from one atom to another.

Ion: an atom of an element that has gained or lost valence electrons so it has a negative or positive charge

Organic compound: organic compounds are the chemical compounds of living things.  They contain carbon and hydrogen and a few other elements.

Chemical equations: a chemical equation is a description of a chemical reaction

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  Jun 14, 2012, 4:35 PM Emilie Siverling