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2.01 Bonding Metaphor

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  • 2.01 Bonding Metaphor<p><img src="$IMS-CC-FILEBASE$../resources/metaphor-diagram_5723a06a7869e.jpg" width="298" height="187" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" id="tme_imgModEnabled" title="" /></p> <p style="margin: 1em 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; line-height: 16.8px; word-break: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal; font-size: 16px;">Do you know what a metaphor is?<span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 16.8px;">If you're unsure what a metaphor is here is a link to a definition,</span><a class="sExtlink-processed" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline-width: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal;" href="http://literarydevices.net/metaphor/">http://literarydevices.net/metaphor/</a><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 16.8px;">.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 1em 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; line-height: 16.8px; word-break: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 16.8px;">My metaphor for ionic and covalent bonds is an umbrella.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 1em 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; line-height: 16.8px; word-break: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 16.8px;">If you have one umbrella and two people, if you have a covalent bond, the two people walk down the street sharing the umbrella, and it could be equally shared like a nonpolar covalent bond, or shared unequally as if it were a polar covalent bond. If the umbrella were representing an ionic bond it wouldn't be shared at all.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 1em 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; line-height: 16.8px; word-break: normal;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; word-break: normal; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 16.8px;">On the discussion board below write your own metaphor for ionic and covalent bonding. Respond to at least one of your peers.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 1em 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; word-wrap: normal; line-height: 16.8px; word-break: normal;"></p>