Teaching IMFs

June 10, 2016 Paul Groves

After finishing the 2016 AP Reading, I think I would like to add to the bottom of this t-shirt “I’M NOT A HYDROGEN BOND”.

Over and over, I read student responses that indicated a bond with hydrogen constituted a “hydrogen bond”. Students were confusing the COVALENT bond within a molecule to the attraction between molecules caused by the very polar bond formed between H and O (or H & F or H & N). I’m going to focus on this idea this year in Screencasts.