Chemical bonding Flashcards
Identify the major assumption of the VSEPR theory, which is used to predict the shape of atoms
The sets of Valence-level electron surrounding an atom cause these sets to be oriented as possible.
In water, two hydrogen atoms are bonded to one oxygen. Why isn't water a linear molecule?
It's too complex
What orbitals combine together to form sp3 hybrid orbitals around a carbon atom?
Hybridization and methane
What 2 factors determine whether or not a molecule is polar?
Electronegativity and bond angles
Arrange the following types of attractions from low strength to the highest strength 1 the wekest and 4 the strongest: Hydrogen bonding. ionic. dipole-dipole. London dispersion.
How are dipole-dipole attractions, london dispersion forces and hydrogen bonding similar?
They all rely on 'opposites' attracting.