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Homework Help: The properties of differnt substances is due to

  1. Oct 25, 2009 #1
    Hi, currently I'm in gr. 12 chemistry and we're on chemical bonding. I was wondering if someone could help me with this sheet that I got..

    So it is listed that the properties of difernt substances is due to

    1- type of bonding
    2-the type of particles which form when the boding occurs
    3-the types of forces which result between the particles

    Then the sheet lists all these different materials and their properties and tells us to describe why the property results from 1, 2, and 3 in each case.

    I understand 1, but 2 and three are confusing me because we havn't really gotten the proper learning material to fully understand it..

    So an example would be: Glass (SiO2melts at 1700 C.

    I put that it had a strong polar covalent bond ( with ED 1.54) , but for 2 and 3, i don't know what to put.. Can someone please explain to me how to know what particles result from what compound and what types of forces they mean?

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  3. Oct 28, 2009 #2


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    "Particles" here means atoms. What kind of interatomic forces have you studied?
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