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A list of often difficult or specialised words with their definitions.

Atoms, bonding and types of reactions

Successful advancement in the study of chemistry is usually underpinned by a sound knowledge of key concepts, such as a good working knowledge of atoms and bonding. The following pages provide content and diagrams to help you gain a good understanding of the above areas. The animations at the end of this section help you apply the information on the preceding pages.


How to use this site

There are a number of interactive features in this e-source:

  • A glossary of terms: any word with a glossary entry is highlighted like this. Moving the mouse over the highlighted word will show a definition of that word.
  • Quick questions: at the end of most pages or sections there is a question or set of quick questions to test your understanding.
  • Animations: most of the animations can be expanded to full screen size, ideal for showing on an interactive whiteboard. The animations will play all the way through or can be viewed one section at a time.
  • Downloads: Teachers can download individual diagrams, animations and other content from the Download Library area of the website. Terms and Conditions apply.