Chemical bonding describes interactions among atoms. What kinds of forces hold atoms together in a molecule or compound? How does the nature of the forces holding atoms together influence the properties of a material? Looking for patterns in the properties of solids and liquids can help us see inside the hidden world of atoms and molecules to visualize and describe the forces holding atoms together. Use these two activities to investigate ionic, covalent, and metallic bonding and to explore the relationships between the properties of a material, its structure, and chemical bonding. Each activity focuses on different properties and is a self-contained unit.
• Properties of Solids Study the physical properties of common solids and investigate the relationship between the types of bonding in a substance and its properties.
• Dyes, Dyeing, and Chemical Bonding The affinity of a dye for a fabric depends on the chemical structure of the dye and fabric molecules and on the interactions between them. Chemical bonding thus plays an important role in how and why dyes work.
Each activity is designed to take about 25 minutes to complete, with student groups rotating between the stations. Includes Teacher Notes with sample data, extensive background material, reproducible student handouts, and all necessary chemicals and consumable supplies.
Complete for 30 students working in groups of three.
Additional ResourcesNo Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 432
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