SAT Subject Test Chemistry

PART 2

REVIEW OF MAJOR TOPICS

CHAPTER 3

Bonding

Chapter Summary

The following terms summarize all the concepts and ideas that were introduced in this chapter. You should be able to explain their meaning and how you would use them in chemistry. They appear in boldface type in this chapter to draw your attention to them. The boldface type also makes it easier for you to look them up if you need to. You could also use the search or “Google” action on your computer to get a quick and expanded explanation of these terms, laws, and formulas.

covalent bond

ionic bond

stable octet

dipole-dipole attraction

London dispersion forces

sigma bond

electrostatic repulsion

metallic bond

van der Waals forces

hybridization

pi bond

VSEPR

hydrogen bond

resonance structure

 

Internet Resources

Online content that reinforces major concepts discussed in this chapter can be found at the following Internet addresses if they are still available. Some may have been changed or deleted.

Chemical Bonding Worksheet

www.avon-chemistry.com/chem_bond_explain.html

This site offers a fairly complete look at the concept of chemical bonding for the beginning chemistry student.

VSEPR (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) Theory

winter.group.shef.ac.uk/vsepr/

This site is a good tutorial on molecular shapes utilizing the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory.