CHEM 121 Notes on Chemical Bonds

Ionic bond a bond that results from electrostatic

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Unformatted text preview: Ionic Bond - A bond that results from electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions. The cation is positively charged, while the anion is negatively charged. Lattice - A regularly repeating three-dimensional array of atoms, molecules, or ions. Molecular Orbital - A combination of atomic orbitals in molecular orbital theory that provides an orbital description of a molecule analogous to the atomic orbital description of atoms. Molecular Orbital Theory - A description of bonding that combines atomic orbitals from each bondedatom to produce a set of molecular orbitals. Molecule - A chemical species containing a covalent bond. Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory - A theory used to predict bonding geometries that states that electron pairs will be distributed about the central atom to minimize electron pair repulsions....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2013 for the course CHEM 121 taught by Professor Mikhailgoldin during the Fall '11 term at Liberty.

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