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CHEM1405 - Resources for Week 3

Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • The Shapes of Molecules
    •  use VSEPR to explain and predict molecular shapes
    •  deduce shapes from Lewis structures
    •  determine the hybridization of C, N and O in organic molecules from the geometry
    •  explain bonding in molecules using hybrid orbitals
  • Intermolecular forces
    •  identify which attractive forces exist
    •  rank melting and boiling points according to the presence and strength of these attractive forces
    •  list the factors which influence solubility
    •  explain physical properties of compounds based on intermolecular forces

Textbook and eBook References

  • The Shapes of Molecules - Section 5.4
  • Intermolecular forces - Section 6.8

Lecture Notes, Tutorial Worksheets & Answers and Suggested Exam Questions

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ChemCAL and iChem Resources

The Shapes of Molecules Intermolecular forces
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Contributed Links and Resources

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The Shapes of Molecules -  
  Lewis structures  
Description: Tutorial on drawing Lewis structures
Tags: Lewis structures  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Lewis structures (interactive structure maker)  
Description: Interactive approach to building Lewis structures
Tags: Lewis structures  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
Intermolecular forces -  
Introduction to Colloids and Surface Chemistry -  

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