• Chemistry
  • Year 11

Materials from Molecules and Carbon Allotropes

approx. 6 hrs

7 topics

68 concepts

Master covalent bonding and intermolecular forces, fundamental for Senior Chemistry

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The Materials from Molecules and Carbon Allotropes program is aligned to Unit 1: Area of Study 2 of the VCE syllabus. It covers covalant bonding and properties of covalent compounds, intermolecular forces and allotropes of carbon

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 7 topics, broken down into 68 concepts.

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

  • Preliminary Covalent Bonding 9 concepts

    1. Lewis Electron Dot Diagrams for Covalent Compounds

    2. Lewis Structures for Molecules with Multiple Bonds

    3. Multiple Bonds and Bond Order

    4. Writing Formulae for Inorganic Covalent Compounds

    5. Covalent Bonding

    6. Covalent Compounds

    7. Formation of Covalent Bonds

    8. Bonding Pairs and Lone Pairs

    9. Nomenclature of Inorganic Covalent Compounds

  • Covalent Compounds 10 concepts

    1. Physical Properties of Network Covalent Compounds

    2. How the Covalent Bonding Model explains Physical Properties of Network Covalent Compounds

    3. Molecular Covalent Compounds

    4. How the Covalent Bonding Model explains Physical Properties of Molecular Covalent Compounds

    5. Covalent Compounds

    6. Physical Properties of Molecular Covalent Compounds

    7. Network Covalent Compounds

    8. Electronegativity Trend in the Periodic Table

    9. Discovery of Electronegativity

    10. Polarity of Covalent Bonds

  • Preliminary Shapes of Molecules 19 concepts

    1. Advantages and Limitations of Representations

    2. Representations of Molecules

    3. Determining Molecular Shape

    4. Using Lewis Structures to Determine Shape

    5. Determining Bond Angles

    6. Minimising Electron Pair Repulsion

    7. The Shapes of Molecules

    8. 3 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Planar

    9. 2 VSEPR pairs: Linear

    10. 3 VSEPR pairs: Bent

    11. Effect of Lone Pair on Bonding Pairs

    12. How to determine Molecular Shape

    13. Drawing Shapes of Molecules (up to 4 VSEPR Pairs)

    14. 4 VSEPR pairs: Bent

    15. Effect of Multiple Bonds on Bonding Pairs

    16. Molecular Geometries

    17. 4 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Pyramidal

    18. 4 VSEPR pairs: Tetrahedral

    19. Classifying Shapes of Molecules

  • [VIC] - Intermolecular Forces 19 concepts

    1. Intermolecular Forces

    2. Using Shape to Determine Polarity

    3. Intermolecular Forces

    4. Determining the Type(s) of Intermolecular Force Present

    5. Boiling Point and Intermolecular Forces

    6. Ion-Dipole Forces

    7. Different Types of Intermolecular Forces

    8. Charge-Induced Dipole Forces

    9. Polarisability

    10. Origin of Hydrogen Bonding

    11. Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on Boiling Points

    12. Dispersion Forces

    13. Dipole-Dipole Forces

    14. Strength of Dispersion Forces

    15. Hydrogen Bonding

    16. Strength of Dispersion Forces and Molecular Shape

    17. Molecular Polarity

    18. Molecular Shape and Polarity

    19. Dipole Moment

  • [VIC] - Carbon Allotropes 7 concepts

    1. Diamond

    2. The Fullerene Family

    3. Nanotubes

    4. Gaphene

    5. Graphite

    6. Carbon Allotropes

    7. Allotropes

  • Bonding Outro 3 concepts

    1. Determining the Type of Compound from its Formula

    2. Using Physical Properties of Compounds to Determine the Type of Bonding

    3. Explaining the Structure and Bonding within Compounds

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