molecular level


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Mar26-08, 10:46 PM
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What is molecular level? I am running into questions that ask for such and such to be explained on a molecular level?
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What are the "such and such" questions?

"At the molecular level" means exactly that: you are being asked to describe or model something in terms of molecular interactions rather than adopting macroscopic, phenomenological models.
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Mar26-08, 11:09 PM
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example of "such and such" question:How can you explain on the molecular level the conclusion you reached in part B

(fyi: part B stated, "What general correlations can be drawn about the electronegativity difference between bonded atoms and their tendency to form ionic or covalent bonds." I had previously calcuated electronegativity difference between chlorine and sodium, and between chlorine and silicon).

Thanks for your help:)

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Mar26-08, 11:11 PM
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molecular level


What happens at the molecular level. ie. what is going on with the electrons of the atoms and the atoms themselves?
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Mar27-08, 09:12 AM
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thanks...


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