Chemistry: Ionic Bonding

Stream until Sun 1st May
20 mins
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Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

In this class, we will be looking at how metallic elements form ionic bonds by the transfer of electrons and how we name the new ionic compounds. We will then look at the explanation of ionic compound lattice structures. 

This chemistry class is perfect for students who may have studied Ionic Bonding at school but would like a refresh to cement their understanding and to remember the names of the new compounds.  

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Key takeaways:
  • An overview of how ionic bonds are formed by the transfer of electrons 
  • An understanding of how compounds are formed and the naming conventions of new compounds (oxides, nitrates, sulfates etc )
  • An explanation of the structure of an ionic compound as a lattice structure
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students in Years 10 -11 or S4-S5.  This can be one of the most challenging topics in Chemistry, this class is perfect to go over the theory once more. 

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
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