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2: Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases

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  • This chapter provides a review of the more advanced material covered in a standard introductory chemistry course through a discussion of the following topics:

    • the drawing and interpretation of organic chemical structures.
    • the use of ball-and-stick molecular models.
    • the concept of formal charge.
    • the use of electronegativities to determine bond polarity, and the application of this knowledge to determining whether a given molecule possesses a dipole moment.
    • the Brønsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions of acids and bases, acidity constants and acid-base reactions.

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