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Unit 7 Section 1 Notes. Compounds and Molecules. What are Compounds?. A compound is made of 2 or more elements joined together. When elements combine to form a compound , the compound has very different properties than the elements that made it. Example of a Compound. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Unit 7 Section 1 NotesCompounds and Molecules

  • What are Compounds?A compound is made of 2 or more elements joined together. When elements combine to form a compound, the compound has very different properties than the elements that made it.

  • Example of a CompoundSodium, a metal, combines with chlorine, a gas, to make table salt, a small white crystal.+

  • Chemical BondsThe forces that hold atoms or ions together in a compound are called chemical bonds. Chemical bonds are the difference between compounds and mixturesA compound is formed through chemical bonding.

  • Chemical Bonds vs. MixturesMixtures are made of different substances just placed togetherEach substance in the mixture keeps its own propertiesExample: Mixing yellow and blue paint gives green paint, but the properties of the paint have not changed.


  • When is a compound formed?A compound is formed when chemical bonds are broken and atoms are rearranged.

  • Chemical FormulaA compound ALWAYS has the same chemical formula. A chemical formula shows the types and numbers of atoms or ions making up the simplest unit of the compound.

  • Examples of Chemical FormulasH2O: Water: 2 Hydrogen atoms; 1 Oxygen atomC12H22O11: Sugar: 12 Carbon atoms; 22 Hydrogen atoms; 11 Oxygen atomsNaCl: Table Salt: 1 Sodium atom; 1 Chlorine atomNote: When there is no subscript, it is understood to be 1.

  • CompoundsCompounds are ALWAYS made of the same elements in the same proportion!!!!!!!

  • Chemical StructureChemical Structure is the way the compounds atoms are bonded to make the compound.Just as the structure of buildings can be represented by blueprints, the structure of chemical compounds can be shown by various models. Different models show different aspects of compounds.

  • Ball-and-Stick ModelThis model helps you see a compounds structure by showing how the atoms or ions are arranged in a compound. Atoms: represented by ballsBonds: represented by sticksBall-and-Stick model for water. 104.45

  • Arrangement of CompoundsTwo words are used to tell how atoms or ions are positioned in a compound:Bond length: the distance between the nuclei of two bonded atoms.Bond angle: the angle formed by two bonds to the same atom. The Ball-and-Stick model helps you see bond length and bond angle.

  • Structural FormulaStructural formulas can also show the structures of compound In a structural formula, atoms are represented by chemical symbols. OHH

  • Space-Filling ModelsSpace-filling model shows how much space atoms take upThe different sizes of the atoms can be seen, but not bond lengths.

  • Bonds are FlexibleChemists often use a solid bar to show a bond between two atoms, but bonds are actually flexible, like springs. Atoms can actually move back and forth a little bit.

  • Properties of CompoundsWhat determines many of a compounds properties?The atoms present in a compoundThe way the atoms are arranged (chemical structure)

  • How Does Structure Affect Properties?Compounds with network crystals are strong solidsQuartz is made of silicon dioxide, SiO2Every Si atom is bonded to 4 oxygen atoms; all bond angles are the same at 109.5, which holds the atoms together in a strong, rigid structureThe bonds that hold quartz together is very strong and takes a lot of energy to break the bonds, which is why the melting and boiling points are so high

  • How does Structure Affect Properties?Some networks are made of bonded ions, which have very strong attractions between the positively and negatively charged ionsThe strong attraction requires a lot of energy to break the bonds, which is why these network structures have high melting and boiling points.Examples: table salt, NaCl; magnesium oxide, MgO

  • How Does Structure Affect Properties?Some compounds are made of moleculesA molecule of sugar is made between bonds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and the attraction between the molecules is much weaker than an ionic bond.Compounds made of molecules do not have a strong attraction holding atoms together, so they have a lower melting and boiling point than compounds with ionic bonds.

  • Strength of Attraction Between MoleculesThe weaker the force of attraction between molecules, the easier the substance will be to break apartMolecules of gases have weak attractions to one another, so they spread out and take up a lot of space.