The Bohr model is concerned more with the structure of a single atom rather than how that atom interacts with other atoms to form compounds. Simple compounds can be drawn using Bohr diagrams, but it's the electron configuration that is really important.  There are different ways of drawing Bohr models depending on whether you have an ionic bond (between a metal and a non-metal) or a covalent bond (between 2 non-metals).

Things you should be able to do after today:

  • determine the number of electrons in an ion 
  • draw a Bohr model of an ion
  • draw a Bohr model of an ionic compound
  • draw a Bohr model of a simple covalent compound


  • Notes


  • Workbook p60-61
  • Worksheet
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