• Chemistry
  • Year 11

Shapes, Polarity and Intermolecular Forces

approx. 10 hrs

7 topics

70 concepts

Understand the Properties of Molecular Substances as a core concept in Senior Chemistry.

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Shapes, Polarity and Intermolecular Forces covers the fundamental reasons why molecular substances exhibit their diverse physical properties.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 7 topics, broken down into 70 concepts.

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

  • Shapes of Molecules 24 concepts

    1. Using Lewis Structures to Determine Shape

    2. Using Shape to Determine Polarity

    3. Determining Molecular Shape

    4. Classifying Molecular 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 Multiple Bonds on Bonding Pairs

    12. 6 VSEPR pairs: Octahedral

    13. 5 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Bipyramidal

    14. Molecular Geometries

    15. 4 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Pyramidal

    16. Molecular Polarity

    17. Molecular Shape and Polarity

    18. 4 VSEPR pairs: Tetrahedral

    19. Dipole Moment

    20. Classifying Shapes of Molecules

    21. Effect of Lone Pair on Bonding Pairs

    22. How to determine Molecular Shape

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

    24. 4 VSEPR pairs: Bent

  • Intermolecular Forces 14 concepts

    1. Ion-Dipole Forces

    2. Different Types of Intermolecular Forces

    3. Intermolecular Forces

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

    5. Boiling Point and Intermolecular Forces

    6. Charge-Induced Dipole Forces

    7. Polarisability

    8. Origin of Hydrogen Bonding

    9. Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on Boiling Points

    10. Dispersion Forces

    11. Dipole-Dipole Forces

    12. Strength of Dispersion Forces

    13. Hydrogen Bonding

    14. Strength of Dispersion Forces and Molecular Shape

  • Solubility 10 concepts

    1. Dissolution of Covalent Compounds in Water

    2. Solubility Rules

    3. Saturated and Unsaturated Solutions

    4. Polar and Nonpolar Solvents

    5. Solubility

    6. Predicting Solubility using Like Dissolves Like

    7. Dissolution of Ionic Compounds in Water

    8. Water's Solvent Properties and Importance

    9. Dissociation Equations for Ionic Compounds

    10. Solute, Solvent and Solutions

  • Properties of Liquids 4 concepts

    1. Properties of Liquids

    2. Capillarity

    3. Viscosity

    4. Surface Tension

  • Properties of Solids 7 concepts

    1. Types of Solids

    2. Molecular Solids

    3. Amorphous Solids

    4. Metallic Solids

    5. Atomic Solids

    6. Network Covalent Solids

    7. Ionic Solids

  • Allotropes 10 concepts

    1. Oxygen Allotropes

    2. Sulfur Allotropes

    3. Diamond

    4. The Fullerene Family

    5. Nanotubes

    6. Gaphene

    7. Phosphorus Allotropes

    8. Graphite

    9. Carbon Allotropes

    10. Allotropes

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