Bonding Theories in General Chemistry
Applying Lewis Model, VSEPR, Valence Bond and Molecular Orbital Theories.
**The Concept Map**
•Prepare a concept map on “molecular shapes”. The concept maps must include the following “categories” (information): Octet rule, Lewis and VSEPR theory, Valence Bond(and hybridization), and Molecular Orbitals.
**Construct a virtual 3D model**
Choose a molecule with everyday life application, like a drug, natural biological, organic synthetic, other. The Molecule must contain the following
•10 atoms•At least 1 double and/or triple bond (sigma and pi bonds).
•Prepare a 3D model (virtual). Virtual: you can use an app (3D Molecules Editor), oronyour computer (https://molview.org), or any other you find.
**Show and Tell**
Write an essay (1000 words) including the following:
•Explaining your concept map.
•Tell 3 facts about the molecule you choose
•Use your concept map to explain your model. In your explanation include the following information: pi and sigma bonds, hybridization and, if present, resonance and “charge distribution”(electron rich/electron poor areas).