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Chapter 12 Checklist for the Atoms-First Version of
An Introduction to Chemistry by Mark Bishop


 Read the Review Skills section. If there is any skill mentioned that you have not yet mastered, review the material on that topic before reading the present chapter.

 Read the chapter quickly before the lecture that describes it.

 Attend class meetings, take notes, and participate in class discussions.

 Work the Chapter Exercises, perhaps using the Chapter Examples as guides.

 Study the Chapter Glossary.

 Study all of the Chapter 12 Objectives. You might want to write a description of how you will meet each objective. (Although it is best to master all of the objectives, the following objectives are especially important because they pertain to skills that you will need while studying other chapters of this text: 11, 22 and 30.)

 This chapter has logic sequences in Figures 12.3, 12.4, 12.8, 12.9, 12.14, and 12.16. Convince yourself that each of the statements in these sequences logically lead to the next statement.

 Reread the Study Sheet called Sample Study Sheet 12.1: Electronegativity, Types of Chemical Bonds, and Bond Polarity and decide whether you will use it or some variation on it to complete the task it describes.

 Memorize the information on Table 12.1.

 To get a review of the most important topics in the chapter, fill in the blanks in the Key Ideas section.

 Work all of the selected problems at the end of the chapter, and check your answers with the solutions provided in this chapter of the study guide.

 Ask for help if you need it.