Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Review of electrongegativity, geometry, polarity and intermolecular forces using Models 360 part of Pedagogy in Action:Partners:ChemEd DL:Activities
In this activity, students use the functionality provided in ChemEd DL Models 360 to view molecular models and make predictions. The student uses electronegativity to predict bond polarity, and then checks the prediction using the model. Molecular geometry is displayed in the model, providing the student with the information needed to predict and then check molecular polarity. Intermolecular forces are reviewed and then students predict important intermolecular forces in a set of molecules. Throughout the activity students are reminded of the effect on physical properties.