General Chemistry

Discussion Question 1

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research any one element. On the basis of your research, provide: An analysis of the properties of the neutral atom and its most common ion. An explanation of the difference between stabilities of the selected neutral atom and its most common ion. A description of a process in the human body that is impacted differently by the neutral atom and its most common ion.

Discussion Question 2

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research elements and compounds. On the basis of your research, respond to the following: What are the differences between ionic and covalent compounds? Describe two ways that covalent compounds are used in the human body. How does the polarity of a molecule and a solvent impact solubility, and why might this be important?