Chemical Bonds

I. How Atoms Combine to Form Molecules = Chemical Bonds A. Covalent Bonds B. Ionic Bonds C. Hydrogen Bonds D. Van der Waals Interactions II. Covalent Bonds A. strongest type of attraction B. sharing of a pair of valence electrons C. molecular formula versus structural formula D. bonding capacity E. polar versus non-polar molecules F. chemical reactions/balancing III. Ionic Bonds A. stripping by electronegative atom B. definition of an ion/salt C. electrical attractions cause 3d lattice IV. Hydrogen Bonds A. the water molecule as an example 1. cohesive 2. surface tension 3. adhesion B. dipole moments U. Van der Waals Interactions A. weak interactions contribute to shape B. hybridization of orbitals C. shape essential to molecular function