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Chapter 1: Chemical Bonding



Summary | Atoms, Electrons and Orbitals | Bond types: Ionic, Covalent, Polar Covalent | Lewis Structures and Formal Charge | The Shapes of Molecules | Hybridization | Self Assessment | Quiz |


Summary

Chapter 1: Chemical Bonding

 

Understanding the structure and bonding of organic molecules is fundamental to being able to understand their properties and reactions.  This is because the properties and reactions are controlled by the interactions between molecules which are in turn dictated by the types of bonds within those molecules.

Although you may feel that most of this chapter is review from your General Chemistry course(s), many students are not as strong as they need to be to survive the adventure that lies ahead, so make sure you start your organic course in good shape.

As you will see later, understanding the location of electrons is especially important as it is the arrangement of the electrons that creates the bonds between the atoms, and chemical reactions are just a reorganization of those electrons to form new bonds.

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