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1: Structure and Bonding

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  • This chapter provides a review of material covered in a standard freshman general-chemistry course (such as Athabasca University's Chemistry 217/ 218) through a discussion of the following topics:

    • the differences between organic and inorganic chemistry.
    • the shapes and significance of atomic orbitals.
    • electron configurations.
    • ionic and covalent bonding.
    • molecular orbital theory.
    • hybridization.
    • the structure and geometry of the compounds methane, ethane, ethylene and acetylene.

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