• 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.

  • Allotropes 10 concepts

    1. Diamond

    2. The Fullerene Family

    3. Gaphene

    4. Nanotubes

    5. Oxygen Allotropes

    6. Sulfur Allotropes

    7. Allotropes

    8. Phosphorus Allotropes

    9. Carbon Allotropes

    10. Graphite

  • Solubility 10 concepts

    1. Dissolution of Covalent Compounds in Water

    2. Solubility

    3. Saturated and Unsaturated Solutions

    4. Polar and Nonpolar Solvents

    5. Predicting Solubility using Like Dissolves Like

    6. Solubility Rules

    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. Properties of Liquids

    2. Surface Tension

    3. Capillarity

    4. Viscosity

  • Properties of Solids 7 concepts

    1. Types of Solids

    2. Atomic Solids

    3. Molecular Solids

    4. Ionic Solids

    5. Metallic Solids

    6. Network Covalent Solids

    7. Amorphous Solids

  • Shapes of Molecules 24 concepts

    1. Using Shape to Determine Polarity

    2. Determining Molecular Shape

    3. Using Lewis Structures to Determine Shape

    4. Determining Bond Angles

    5. Classifying Molecular Shape

    6. The Shapes of Molecules

    7. Minimising Electron Pair Repulsion

    8. 3 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Planar

    9. 3 VSEPR pairs: Bent

    10. 2 VSEPR pairs: Linear

    11. Molecular Shape and Polarity

    12. 5 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Bipyramidal

    13. 6 VSEPR pairs: Octahedral

    14. 4 VSEPR pairs: Tetrahedral

    15. 4 VSEPR pairs: Trigonal Pyramidal

    16. 4 VSEPR pairs: Bent

    17. How to determine Molecular Shape

    18. Molecular Geometries

    19. Classifying Shapes of Molecules

    20. Effect of Lone Pair on Bonding Pairs

    21. Effect of Multiple Bonds on Bonding Pairs

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

    23. Molecular Polarity

    24. Dipole Moment

  • Intermolecular Forces 14 concepts

    1. Intermolecular Forces

    2. Different Types of Intermolecular Forces

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

    4. Ion-Dipole Forces

    5. Boiling Point and Intermolecular Forces

    6. Dipole-Dipole Forces

    7. Dispersion Forces

    8. Strength of Dispersion Forces

    9. Strength of Dispersion Forces and Molecular Shape

    10. Origin of Hydrogen Bonding

    11. Hydrogen Bonding

    12. Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on Boiling Points

    13. Charge-Induced Dipole Forces

    14. Polarisability

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

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