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Chem 240 Notes for Week 3

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Chem 240 Notes for Week 3 Chem 240

Cassandra Notetaker
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
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Sorry these notes are late. Cover topics such as ionic compounds, molecular compounds, naming compounds and formula writing.
Principles of Chemistry 1
Dr. Tracy Olin
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Olin­ CHEM 240 Lecture Ionic Compounds­ 2/1/16 Metal ions are more likely to lose electrons and form cations; less electronegative. Non­metal ions are more likely to gain electrons and form anions; more electronegative. Ex. Calcium ion­ Ca  , so it has 20 protons and 18 electrons. **Common Polyatomic Ion Chart is a must­know!** Recognizing an Ionic Compound: An ionic compound is composed of a metal cation and a non­metal anion or contains a  polyatomic ion with a cation or anion. Compounds that don’t meet either requirement are  molecular compounds. Examples: Al 2 3– ionic compound (metal – non­metal) H 2 – molecular compound (non­metal – non­metal) CaF 2– ionic compound (metal – non­metal) NaOH – ionic compound (metal – polyatomic anion) NH C4 – ionic compound (polyatomic cation – non­metal) P4 10– molecular compound (non­metal – non­metal) NaHCO  – 3onic compound (metal – polyatomic anion) Writing Formulas: Olin­ CHEM 240 Lecture Chemical Formula­ shorthand notation for composition of compounds. Subscript­ indicates relative proportions of atoms in a compound. **All compounds are electrically neutral because the charges have to balance each other out** When writing a formula, take the charge of the first element and make it the subscript on the  second element, and vice versa. Ex.   A B  means that A B Y X Molecular Formula­ the actual number of atoms in a given formula. Empirical Formula­ the relative ratios for each atom in a compound. Formula Unit­ smallest whole­number ratio (simplest) of number of cations to anions in a  compound. (Ionic compounds don’t exist as individual molecules, they usually form crystals.  Therefore, we use formula units to describe their composition.) Ex. Give the empirical and molecular formulas for a compound having 12 carbon atoms, 14  hydrogen atoms, and 6 oxygen atoms. Empirical Formula­ C H O6 7 3 Molecular Formula­ C H O12 14 6 Naming Ionic Compounds:  Atom on the left has its original name (if not in d­block on periodic table) 2+ 4+ 2+ 4+ o Exceptions: Pb  or Pb  and Sn  or Sn  Transition cations get roman numerals 2+ o Example: Fe  is written as Iron (II) Olin­ CHEM 240 Lecture Replace the end of the anion name with –ide (–ite or –ate depending on number) Continuation of Compounds – 2/3/16 Atoms form bonds so they can “feel” like noble gases. Ionic Bonds­ bonds between a metal and non­metal due to electrostatic forces. Covalent Bonds­ bonds between two non­metals; there are both polar and non­polar variations. Metallic Bonds­ bonds between two metals. **non­metals are much more electronegative than metals** Electrostatic forces hold bonds together; crystal lattices sometimes form (based on electrostatic  force) Coulomb’s Law­ attraction between oppositely charged ions increase with charge and decreases  2 2 with distance .  F = K (Q1Q 2/ d ) Ionic Compounds:  Distinctive crystalline shapes  Easily cleaved  High melting point (to break ions out of crystalline structure)  Don’t conduct electricity as a solid, but can as a molten or dissolved substance. Molecular Compounds:  Low melting point  Brittle and weak or soft and waxy  Poor conductors of heat and electricity  Exist as solids, liquids, or gases Olin­ CHEM 240 Lecture Covalent Bonds have a partial positive on one of the elements and a partial negative on the  other, indicating unequal sharing. Naming Molecular Compounds: Left Atom: regular name (with a prefix if there is more than one) Examples include mono­ (not written), di­, tri­, tetra­, penta­, hexa­, hepta­, octa­, nona­, deca­, undeca­, dodeca­. Right Atom: depending on number, add appropriate prefix; add suffix –ide. Ex. H 2 – dihydrogen monoxide, H O  – 2i2ydrogen dioxide Hydrocarbons Alkanes­ type of hydrocarbon that has the max number of hydrogens that can be held by one  carbon. Isomers­ 2 or more compounds with the same formula but different properties.


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