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Bonds | Senior Chemistry | meriSTEM


About This Course

Introducing the forces between atoms that bring them together to make molecules and the properties of materials created by different bonds, as introduced by expert contributors and coordinated by your teacher.

Course sub-topics

  • Bonds
  • Ionic bonds
  • Metallic bonds
  • Covalent bonds
  • Drawing covalent bonds
  • Molecular and lattice structures
  • Carbon-based molecules
  • Organic molecules
  • Bonds and materials

Information for teachers

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Course Staff

Kathryn White

Dr Kathryn White

Kathryn White is a secondary school teacher in Canberra. She received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Sydney (2006) and worked in soft matter physics research at the University of Edinburgh (2006-2009). She has taught at Merici College since 2010, and additionally teaches the ANU Extension course in Chemistry. She holds a Highly Accomplished certification from the Teaching Quality Institute ACT and is the Program Director for the Junior Science Olympiad. She has been working on flipping her courses since 2013.

Course Staff

Penny Brothers

Professor Penny Brothers

Penny Brothers is the director of the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University, specializing in inorganic chemistry. She studied science at the University of Auckland and completed a PhD at Stanford University in organometallic chemistry of porphyrin molecules. Her work focusses on understanding new ways for atoms to bond, and new shapes and for large molecular structures. When not researching chemistry or leading the school, Penny enjoys climbing mountains.

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