CONCEPTS TO REVIEW FROM CHEM 1151 (CHEM 105) for Chapter 10

Below are some topics from some chapters that you must know before proceeding with this course.

Ch. 2 Atoms

  1. Know the elementary particles and where they are located within an atom.
  2. Know what an ion is.
  3. Know how the electrons fill the orbitals in ground state electron configurations.
  4. Know what the Lewis structure for an element in its ground state is and be able to draw it.

Ch. 3 Chemical Bonds

  1. Know the difference between ionic bonding and covalent bonding.
  2. Know the octet rule.
  3. Know what types of elements typically combine to give ionic compounds and what types typically combine to give covalent compounds.
  4. Know the charge on ions typically formed from elements in Columns IA, IIA and VIIA in the Periodic Table.
  5. Know what a molecular formula and a structural formula are.
  6. Know what single, double, and triple bonds are.
  7. Know the typical number of covalent bonds that various atoms form, especially H, C, O, S, N.
  8. Be able to determine the shape of a molecule from its Lewis structure. (linear, trigonal planar, tetrahedral, pyramidal, bent)
  9. Name the 4 most electronegative elements.
  10. Know what is meant by polar covalent bond and polar molecule.

Practice question: Which of the following molecules are polar? NH3, H2O,CH4, CO2

Ch. 5 Gases, Liquids, and Solids

  1. Understand the difference in the space between molecules in a solid, liquid, and a gas.
  2. Know what is meant by boiling, melting.
  3. Understand that compounds have different boiling and melting points due to differences in the intermolecular forces, molecular weight, and shapes.
  4. Understand how molecular weight and shape affect boiling point. You should understand why the following have their stated boiling points:
    MoleculeBoiling Point oC
    CH4 -161
    C6H149
    C5H12 (n-pentane) chain-like36.2
    C5H12 (dimethylpropane) spherically-shaped9.5

  5. Know the three types of intermolecular forces and understand which is the strongest and weakest.

Ch. 6 Solutions and Colloids

  1. Know the definition of solubility.
  2. Understand the concept "like dissolves like."
  3. Know how water acts to dissolve ionic compounds.
  4. Know the two ways that water may dissolve covalent compounds.


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