Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure


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Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
1011303Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
INTRODUCTION The formulas for chemical compounds are not accidents. NaCl is a compound, but NaCl2 is not. CaF2 is a compound, but CaF is not. On the other hand, there are elements that form two, or even more, different compounds; Cu2O and CuO exist and so do N2O, NO, and NO2. In the case of ionic compounds, the relative number of positive and negative ions in a formula is governed by establishing a combination that is electrically neutral (overall charge zero). In covalent compounds, structures are formed by est…
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Jerome L. Rosenberg; Lawrence M. Epstein; Peter J. Krieger: Schaum's Outline of College Chemistry, Tenth Edition. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export