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Unit 2: Chemistry of life

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Learn what matter is made of! We'll cover elements, atoms, and subatomic particles (protons, neutrons, and electrons). We'll also check out isotopes, radioactivity, and carbon dating.
Learn how electrons are organized in atoms! We will cover the Bohr model, electron shells, and orbitals, as well as periodic table trends in electron configurations and reactivity.
Find out how atoms interact with each other to form bonds! We'll look at the different types of strong bonds, including nonpolar covalent, polar covalent, and ionic bonds, as well as weak bonds such as hydrogen bonds and London dispersion forces.
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