This resource includes information about some key misconceptions that have been uncovered by research and ideas about a variety of teaching approaches that may help avoid students acquiring some common misconceptions.

Chemical bonding is one of the key concept areas in the subject, and is also an area where learners are known to commonly acquire alternative conceptions. Some of these alternative ideas are considered in this chapter, with suggestions for improving the teaching of the topic. Some classroom materials included in the companion volume for eliciting and challenging students’ ideas are introduced.