Outcome: Atomic Bonds

Classify different types of atomic bonds.

When atoms bond together, they create elements. The different types of bonds (ionic and covalent, polar and non-polar) have an impact on the elements they create. Understanding the types of bonds that create things can help us understand those things themselves.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe the characteristics of ionic bonds and identify common ions.
  • Describe the characteristics of covalent bonds and differentiate between polar and non-polar bonds.
  • Model a Hydrogen bond and identify its unique qualities.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Ionic Bonds
  • Reading: Covalent Bonds
  • Reading: Hydrogen Bonds
  • Self Check: Atomic Bonds