Chemical bonding involves only an atom's outermost electrons. These electrons are called valence electrons and because they have more energy than other electrons, they tend to be found further away from the nucleus. Read More...
The resources above cover the following skills:
Chemistry: Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the composition, structure, and interactions of matter in order to support the predictability of structure and energy transformations.
Structure of Matter: Provide evidence to explain how compounds are produced. (No electron transfer)
Describe how elements form compounds and molecules.
Physical and Chemical Changes: Compare compounds and mixtures based on data from investigations and research.
Use evidence from data gathered to explain why the components of compounds cannot be separated using physical properties.
Analyze the results of research completed to develop a comparison of compounds and mixtures.