- An overview of covalent compounds: An overview of all of the topics below.
- Properties of covalent compounds: Find out how covalent bonding makes covalent compounds behave much differently than their ionic buddies.
- Covalent compound structure and properties: A visual description of how the properties of covalent compounds are due to its molecular structure, for those of you who love PowerPoints.
- The Uneasy Friendship Between Fluorine and His Twin PowerPoint: Can clip art change the world? No. Can a PowerPoint describing two fluorine atoms as insane lunatics help you learn about covalent bonding? It very well might!
- Naming covalent compounds: After naming ionic compounds, this’ll be a breeze!
- Simple Lewis structures: This method is guaranteed to help you figure out how to draw the Lewis structures of just about every covalent compound you’ll be likely to bump into.
- Lewis structures of ions: It’s like the last tutorial, except that ions have a few special rules. No sweat – you’ve got this.
- Drawing Lewis Structures PowerPoint: Again, the magical world of PowerPoint presentations can help you to become a better chemist!
- Resonance structures: What they are, how to draw them, what they mean.
- VSEPR theory: It sounds awful, but it turns out that VSEPR theory really isn’t all that bad. An added bonus: A flow chart that makes it nearly impossible to get it wrong!
- VSEPR PowerPoint: It’s like the tutorial on VSEPR above, but with more pictures.
- Naming flow chart: If you don’t know whether to name something as an ionic compound, covalent compound, element, or acid (or if you don’t know how to write the formulas), this flow chart will help you to figure out what to do.
Supplemental videos: These videos are all over at the amazing Crash Course YouTube channel. I didn’t make these, though I wish I did.
- Crash Course Chemistry – Polar and nonpolar molecules – What makes them polar or nonpolar, and why does this matter?
- Crash Course Chemistry – Bonding models and Lewis structures – Let’s get into the Lewis structure stuff, and learn why we care.
- Crash Course Chemistry – Orbitals – So, why do we have hybridization and bonding and stuff like that? Learn about the amazing lives of orbitals.