Covalent Bonds PhET Simulations

Entry Task – December Graphing Practice #3

After completing the Entry Task, complete the Covalent Bonds Gizmo from yesterday.  When finished, try out the PhET simulations below (listed in order of increasing difficulty):

Molecule Polarity
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/molecule-polarity/latest/molecule-polarity_en.html

To help explain polarity (a concept we will arrive at in a few more lessons), check out the video below:

Need a breather from chemistry simulations?  Investigate hybrid orbitals!  Begin by watching the video below:

Learn more about d2sp3 hybridized orbitals – ever heard of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)?  Breathing in SF6 is like the opposite of breathing in helium:

Learn about why d2sp3 hybridized orbitals exist by watching the video below: