Why is the formation of solid sodium chloride from solid sodium and gaseous chlorine exothermic, even though it takes more energy to form the Na+ ion than the amount of energy released upon formation of Cl-?
Explain how to name binary ionic compounds. How do you name an ionic compound if it contains a polyatomic ion?
Within a covalent Lewis structure, what is the difference between lone pair and bonding pair electrons?
How does the Lewis model for covalent bonding account for why certain combinations of atoms are stable while others are not?
Explain how to name molecular inorganic compounds.
What is the formula mass for a compound? Why is it useful?