• Chemistry
  • Year 11

Ionic Compounds

approx. 6 hrs

5 topics

29 concepts

Develop your understanding of Ionic Compounds and their Applications

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Ionic Compounds is a program aligned to Unit 1: Area of Study 1 in VCE Chemistry and explores the concept of ions, ionic bonding an the uses of ionic compounds.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 5 topics, broken down into 29 concepts.

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

  • Resource: Polyatomic Ions 1 concept

    1. Common Polyatomic Ions

  • Ions 9 concepts

    1. Determining the Number of Subatomic Particles of Ions

    2. Octet Rule

    3. Chemical Stability

    4. Chemical Stability vs. Nuclear Stability

    5. Anions and Cations

    6. Common Monatomic Ions

    7. Valency

    8. Formation of Ions

    9. Native Elements

  • Ionic Bonding 17 concepts

    1. Lattice Energy

    2. Formulae of Ionic Compounds containing Oxyanions

    3. "Drop and Swap" Method of Determining Formulae of Ionic Compounds

    4. Formulae of Ionic Compounds containing Polyatomic Ions

    5. Lewis Electron Dot Diagrams for Ionic Compounds

    6. Ionic Bonding

    7. Writing Formulae for Ionic Compounds

    8. How the Ionic Bonding Model explains Melting and Boiling Points

    9. The Ionic Crystal Lattice

    10. How the Ionic Bonding Model explains Electrical Conductivity

    11. Physical Properties of Ionic Compounds

    12. How Ionic Bonding Model explains Physical Behaviour

    13. Nomenclature of Binary Ionic Compounds

    14. Nomenclature of Binary Ionic Compounds containing Transition Metals

    15. Nomenclature of Ionic Compounds containing Oxyanions

    16. Polyatomic Ions

    17. Nomenclature of Ionic Compounds containing Polyatomic Ions

  • Uses of Ionic Compounds 1 concept

    1. Uses of Ionic Compounds

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