Making things go BOOM - Chemical Bonding, Structure, Properties and Energy Changes
In Term 2, we will investigate the intermolecular and intramolecular forces that hold matter together. The shape and polarity of molecules also influences how well matter comes together. In turn, we will use our knowledge about these forces to explain why various substances have different properties, such as different melting points, conductivity, and ductility. Lastly, we’ll examine how the breaking of bonds and rearrangement of atoms to form new substances can release or absorb heat energy. The release of large amounts of heat energy can be dangerous, but can be harnessed for amazing things such as sending rockets into space!
This is a term-long course.