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In this unit, students will learn about the structure of the atom and how to apply that knowledge to predict / explain the bonding and properties of elements and their compounds.

Learning targets


Careful observation and recognition of patterns of behavior allows us to make predictions about the behavior of the natural world

C3. Atoms, elements and compounds

C3.4 Ions and ionic bonds

  • Describe the formation of ionic bonds between elements from Groups I and VII
  • Supplement: Draw dot-and-cross diagrams to represent the sharing of electron pairs to form single covalent bonds in simple molecules, exemplified by H2, Cl2, H2O, CH4 and HCl.

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