C2 2

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C2 2.1

  • Molecule - two or more atoms joined by covalent bonds (two electrons shared between two atoms).
  • The formula of a simple molecular substance tells us how many atoms of each type are in one molecule.
  • Covalent bonds in molecules are very difficult to break, breaking them conctitutes a chemical change as different substances are formed.
    • Although the bonds are broken there are weak forces called intermolecular forces.
      • These forces are far weaker  than the three types of bonding (ionic, covalent and metallic)
  • Simple molecular substances - millions of seperate but identical molecules.
  • When simple molecular substances melt or boil, it is the weak forces between molecules that are overcome (the covalent bonds do not break)
    • for example the molecules in all the different states of water are all H2O molecules.
  • Simple molecular substances have low melting and boiling points (because the forces between the molecules are so weak)
  • Simple molecular substances do not conduct electricity in any state.

C2 2.2

  • Ions - An electrically charged particle where the number of protons differs from electrons.
    • An atom that has lost or gained one or more electrons.
    • Ionic substances are compounds made from both metals and non-metals.
    • Examples include - sodium chloride, copper sulfate and calcium carbonate.
  • Ionic compounds are solids at room temperature.
  • The ions are packed together in a regular structure called a giant lattice.
  • Each ion is surrounded by ions of the opposite charge so they are held together by strong electrostatic atraction - ionic bonding.
  • The formula of an ionic compound tells us the ratio of ions in the compound.
    • example - NaCl - 1 Na+ for every Cl-.
  • Ionic compounds have high melting and boiling points.
  • All ionic compounds are solids at room temperature.
  • When the ion is melted, the ions can move around and so conduct electricity.
  • When ionic compounds are dissolved in water they conduct electricity.

C2 2.3

  • Atoms…


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