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In this ions activity, students answer a variety of questions about anions and cations as well as the octet rule and valence electrons. Types of questions include fill in the blanks, true and false and matching. They solve 3 problems including drawing Lewis structures, writing the number of electrons lost or gained in ions and describing metal and nonmetal ions.
Young scholars perform flame tests on salts and record the electron configurations for various cations. They analyze and record the results using spectroscopes.
In this cations and anions worksheet, students complete 2 graphic organizers by filling in the name or formula for each cation and the name or formula for each anion.
In this anions and cations activity, students combine eight anions with eleven cations to form molecules. Students name the ions, the chemical name and the formula for each.
Students conduct an experiment in which they systematically separate cations from a mixture of substances. They use the following types of reactions to do so: precipitation, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction. They compare a standard solution to a waste-water solution to determine which cations are present.
This is not a learning exercise per se, but rather a reference sheet for your chemistry class. It displays a list of cations and anions along with their chemical symbols and net charges. Following the table is a pretty thorough explanation of how to combine these ions to form ionic compounds. This is a valuable tool to accompany your lesson on ionic compounds. Make sure to assign a few practice problems for homework!
Buoys around our coastlines are equipped with sensory devices which monitor temperature, salinity, and water pressure. Emerging earth scientists examine some of this data and relate salinity to the electrical conductivity of the surface of the ocean. A worksheet is provided to guide your oceanographers through this data analysis, and there is also a link to an online salinity calculator.
In a well-prepared Jeopardy-style game, your chemisty class can review the periodic table. Questions cover the element groups, some history, atomic number, atomic and ionic radii, electronegativity, and the shielding effect. What a fun way to prepare for a quiz or exam!
For this electricity worksheet, students read about electric charge, ionic notation, and conductors and insulators. Then students complete 19 matching, 6 fill in the blank, and 2 short answer questions.
In this charge and electricity worksheet, students read about electric charges and how they are created in atoms. They also read about the unit of charge, called the Coulomb, conductors, and insulators. Emerging electricians match 11 terms to their definitions, they identify charges on atoms, identify conductors and insulators and they label the parts of a charged particle or atom. To top things off, this worksheet is just plain cute!
In this chemical reactions worksheet, high schoolers solve 53 problems including balancing equations, writing the names of acids, matching the names of compounds with their chemical formulas, and identifying types of reactions.
Produced in the UK, this handout contains a chart of cations and anions. It explains how ionic compounds are formed and named. This is a concise and attractive handout that can be useful as a reference for your chemistry apprentices.
In this naming compounds worksheet, students read through guidelines on naming different types of chemical ions and compounds then practice naming on their own. The naming compounds handout includes 100 practice problems in which they name ions, combine pairs of ions to make new formulas, write the ions and chemical formulas for compound names, name molecular compounds, name acids, and finish with naming additional chemical compounds by applying all they have studied in the packet.
A single page provides you with lecture notes for your lesson on hydrolysis. Introduce your chemistry class to Bronsted-Lowry theory by explaining the hydrolysis of acidic cations and basic anions. Show them how the resulting pH can be determined. Equations for representative chemical reactions are provided to sue as examples. Exeptions are mentioned as well.
Students record information from the periodic table for sodium and chloride. They determine whether salts are molecular or ionic compounds, along with sodium chloride's molecular weight, and relative weights
Students receive a basis for understanding the three main classifications of rock: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. They engage in a hands-on activity designed to give them an appreciation for rocks and minerals.
Learners conduct a series of tests to identify unknown compounds. In this chemistry instructional activity, students compare the physical and chemical properties of substances. They collect data and formulate a conclusion.
Students are introduced to the concept of acids and bases and arouse curiosity about acids and bases in daily life. They are introduced to the measurement of soil pH. Pupils are introduced to the effect of soil pH on nutrient cycling and loss. They are also introduced to the environmental impact of soil acidity.
In this chemical formulas activity, learners answer 5 multiple choice questions and they practice naming compounds and writing formulas for 15 questions.
For this solubility worksheet, students answer post activity questions about the lab work they completed with ionic compounds. They write sentences about solubility of cations from their lab work. They write chemical reactions for their experiments and they write net ionic equations.