Chemical Bonding and Periodic Trends

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Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E
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Chemical Bonding and Periodic Trends

Postby Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:25 pm

Are periodic trends directly related to bonding? If so, can someone please elaborate on the concept.

Emily Ng_4C
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Re: Chemical Bonding and Periodic Trends

Postby Emily Ng_4C » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:00 pm

Yes. For example, if an element has a high ionization energy, it is less likely to have an electron removed. Rather, it would accept electrons to meet the octet rule. Vice versa as well.

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Re: Chemical Bonding and Periodic Trends

Postby Samantha Pacheco 2K » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:47 pm

Another example is electronegativity, as it increases it affects how electrons will act in a bond. If atoms are close in electronegativity they will equally share the electron and it will create a nonpolar covalent bond. If their is a big difference in electronegativity there will be an unequal sharing of electrons, causing the molecule to have partial positive and negative charges resulting in a polar covalent bond.

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Re: Chemical Bonding and Periodic Trends

Postby Jordan Y4D » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:47 pm

The primary trend in the periodic table that matters for bonding is the number of valence electrons. These increase as you move from left to right on the table.

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Re: Chemical Bonding and Periodic Trends

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:50 pm

Do transition elements act differently in terms of the periodic trends?


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