• 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 Shape to Determine Polarity

    2. Determining Molecular Shape

    3. Using Lewis Structures to Determine Shape

    4. Classifying Molecular Shape

    5. Determining Bond Angles

    6. The Shapes of Molecules

    7. 3 VSEPR pairs: Bent

    8. 2 VSEPR pairs: Linear

    9. 3 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Planar

    10. Minimising Electron Pair Repulsion

    11. Effect of Lone Pair on Bonding Pairs

    12. 5 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Bipyramidal

    13. Molecular Polarity

    14. 6 VSEPR pairs: Octahedral

    15. 4 VSEPR pairs: Bent

    16. Dipole Moment

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

    18. Molecular Shape and Polarity

    19. Effect of Multiple Bonds on Bonding Pairs

    20. Molecular Geometries

    21. 4 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Pyramidal

    22. 4 VSEPR pairs: Tetrahedral

    23. How to determine Molecular Shape

    24. Classifying Shapes of Molecules

  • Intermolecular Forces 14 concepts

    1. Different Types of Intermolecular Forces

    2. Intermolecular Forces

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

    4. Boiling Point and Intermolecular Forces

    5. Ion-Dipole Forces

    6. Origin of Hydrogen Bonding

    7. Polarisability

    8. Dipole-Dipole Forces

    9. Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on Boiling Points

    10. Charge-Induced Dipole Forces

    11. Strength of Dispersion Forces and Molecular Shape

    12. Strength of Dispersion Forces

    13. Hydrogen Bonding

    14. Dispersion Forces

  • Solubility 10 concepts

    1. Dissolution of Covalent Compounds in Water

    2. Solubility

    3. Saturated and Unsaturated Solutions

    4. Predicting Solubility using Like Dissolves Like

    5. Solubility Rules

    6. Polar and Nonpolar Solvents

    7. Water's Solvent Properties and Importance

    8. Dissolution of Ionic Compounds in Water

    9. Dissociation Equations for Ionic Compounds

    10. Solute, Solvent and Solutions

  • Properties of Liquids 4 concepts

    1. Capillarity

    2. Viscosity

    3. Properties of Liquids

    4. Surface Tension

  • Properties of Solids 7 concepts

    1. Amorphous Solids

    2. Molecular Solids

    3. Network Covalent Solids

    4. Ionic Solids

    5. Types of Solids

    6. Metallic Solids

    7. Atomic Solids

  • Allotropes 10 concepts

    1. The Fullerene Family

    2. Sulfur Allotropes

    3. Oxygen Allotropes

    4. Nanotubes

    5. Diamond

    6. Gaphene

    7. Graphite

    8. Phosphorus Allotropes

    9. Allotropes

    10. Carbon Allotropes

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