Introduction to Chemical Bonding
MCAT students are expected to know the electronic structures of atoms and apply this knowledge to the formation of bonds and other related aspects. This chapter is devoted to the review of chemical bonding and related aspects such as ionic character and polarity.
What are Chemical Bonds?
Chemical bonds are strong attractive forces that enable atoms or groups of atoms to hold together. The two major categories of chemical bonds are ionic and covalent bonds. In this chapter, we will discuss ionic bonds, covalent bonds, and other atomic and molecular interactions.