Name ____ Date ________________ Period ______ Chemistry

Name ______________________________________ Date ________________________ Period ______
Chemical Bonding WebQuest
View the site below and answer the questions that follow
1. Read Introduction. What did Lewis observe about atoms and what did he suggest?
2. Read Ionic Bonding. Explain in your own words the nature of an ionic bond.
3. Click on the Simulation of the reaction of NaCl. There are three pages. Click on the prompt at
the bottom right to go to page 2 and 3. Explain what you see.
4. Continue reading about ionic bonding. Explain why there is no such thing as a single ionic
5. Read Covalent Bonding. Click on the covalent bonding simulation and explain what you see.
6. Continue reading Covalent Bonding. Explain why unlike ionic molecules covalent molecules
7. Read Multiple Bonds And Lewis Dot Structures. From your notes or text what other type of
multiple covalent bond exists? Draw the Lewis dot structure of three molecular compounds- One
with single bond(s), One with double bond(s) and one with triple bond(s). Make statements about
bond length and bond strength related to the number of bonds between atoms.
8. Read Polar and Nonpolar Covalent Bonding. Click on the simulation of the water molecule.
Explain what you see.
9. From your notes or internet rescources explain electronegativity of atoms and how polar covalent
bonds are formed. Draw and example of a molecule with nonpolar covalent bond(s) and one with
polar covalent bond(s) indicating electronegativities of each atom, differences in
electronegativities and partial charges if present.
10. Read Dipole. Explain the nature of a dipole. Go back to the previous simulation and explain why
water is a dipole.