Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Chemistry for Earth Scientists
Prof. D.M. Sherman

Lecture 4: Covalent and Metallic Bonding


We will discuss where the ionic approximation breaks down and the more realistic molecular orbital theory of bonding. However, we will also introduce the Valence Shell Electron Pair repulsion (VSPER) model used to predict the structures of covalent compounds. Finally, we will discuss metallic bonding and semiconduction.


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