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Discovering chemistry
Discovering chemistry

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Learning outcomes

After studying Session 3 you should be able to:

  • understand the common themes running through ionic, covalent and metallic descriptions of chemical bonding

  • understand how the concept of electronegativity and its variation over the periodic table can be used to rationalise the nature of the bonding in substances

  • appreciate how chemical substances can be described (and classified) in terms of structure and bond type.