Unit 4: Chemical Bonding & Nomenclature

    Believe it or not, everything around you is held together by electrons. Yep, that's right. So how does this happen? It's all about chemical bonding. Depending on how atoms lose, gain, or share electrons, different types of bonds that hold the elements together form. Your bones are made of ionic bonds, which are types of rock, such as Calcium Oxide and Calcium Carbonates. Most of our body, and chemicals like water, are composed only of nonmetal atoms and therefore the atoms share electrons between them in covalent bonds.
    Nomenclature is a fancy way of saying "how we name things." In this unit you will also learn how scientists of all types from all over the planet name chemical substances so that no matter what language is spoken by the scientist in their home country, chemicals all still have the same name! These names are accepted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Chemical Bonding Unit Map & Vocabulary