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11.1: The Covalent Bond

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • describe how covalent bonds form.
  • explain the difference between ionic and covalent bond formation and structure.
  • state the relationship between molecular stability and bond strength.
  • identify pairs of atoms that will form covalent bonds.
  • draw Lewis structures for simple covalent molecules.
  • identify sigma and pi bonds in a Lewis structure.
  • describe (chemistry) resonance.
  • explain the equivalent bond strengths in a resonance situation.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
The Covalent Bond 2.0 2a, 2b, 2e

Activities for Lesson 1

Laboratory Activities

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Extra Readings

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Answers for The Covalent Bond (L1) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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