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What a cute approach to chemical bonding! Atoms all have human names and are attending at a dance. Who will pair up with whom? By reading the characteristics, and not the element name, chemistry whizzes figure out the bonding pairs. There is a tiny section on the second page that refers to textbook chapter vocabulary, but this worksheet is way too unique to throw out because of an irrelevant question. Take a look; you will want to join the dance!
Four activities immerse beginning chemists into the world of elements. They examine the periodic table, use cobalt hydroxide to learn about chemical formulae and valence electrons. Also, they name binary compounds and examine the physical properties of two compounds as determined by their types of chemical bonds. There are no student lab sheets provided, but the teacher's guide is thorough, making it easy to create lab sheets if you so desire.
An online resource, this learning exercise has your chemistry learners complete four data tables with information about atoms and chemical bonds. The first table addresses atomic number and mass, as well as numbers of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Table two examines the number of atoms in a chemical formula. Ions are surveyed with a third table in order to prepare learners to understand covalent bonding. Finally, the properties of isotopes are dealt with. Thorough explanations are provided before each chart.
A more thorough PowerPoint on chemical bonds and chemical reactions would be hard to find! Through 108 slides, chemistry learners are taught about how compounds are formed, how to name them, and how to balance chemical equations. They are exposed to different types of bonds and reactions. You could show this in segments, stopping not only at the included "Check for Understanding" slides, but also to practice drawing molecular structures and balancing equations along the way.
Your young chemists will find these slides very informative. Groups and periods of the periodic table are labeled and described according to the charge. Comprehensive explanations of physical and chemical properties and how they relate to the atomic and stability will help with understanding chemical bonds. Also, practice naming compounds is provided. Though not flashy, this is a fact-filled and useful resource.
Engage your physical science class with an exciting investigation on the rate of reactions! Introducing molecular motion, energy changes, and the breaking or forming of chemical bonds. Explain that temperature, surface area, concentration, and catalysts affect reaction rates. Finally, reinforce the concepts by having small groups test one of the factors on the effervescence of antacid tablets and the combination of vinegar with baking soda. This is a comprehensive and well-written resource.
This is an online exercise in which chemistry learners answer a series of multiple choice questions about bonding. Topics addressed include ionic and covalent bonds, electronegativity, ions, valence electrons, resonance structure, and the octet rule. When learners submit, the correct answers get highlighted in green, and if they made errors, they are highlighted in red. This is a terrific way to study for an exam.