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Sal introduces electron configurations, and how they correspond to the periodic table of the elements. The periodic table is divided into the P, S, D, and F blocks, and Sal shows how each element's electron configuration can be determined based on their placement in the table.
Graph paper is included to allow the learners to plot the quantum number versus ionization energy values provided. Suborbitals and electron configurations are given. Learners should be able to estimate the ionization energies for first and second electrons. Some relevant definitions are needed and specific elements and ions detailed. The last few statements require pupils to analyze statements for accuracy.
How to determine electron configurations is the focus of this video. Sal shows students two different methods to find the electron configuration for the element, nickel. The first technique uses the periodic table, while second technique does not. Sal prefers using the periodic table and presents compelling reasons why it really is a better method to determine an element's electron configuration.
What will happen if you put the elements sodium and chlorine together? Sal answers this question, and others like it, in this video on valence electrons. The presence of electrons in an element's outer shell determines which element will "overpower" the other. Sal uses the periodic table of the elements to help students understand these valence electron configurations.
For this electron configuration worksheet, students write the electron configurations of 22 elements and compare their valence electron configurations. They list the elements that are similar in terms of their electrons. They identify the similarities for each group of elements.
Students use the electron configurations of elements to determine their positions in the Periodic Table. For this periodic table lesson, students use the handouts provided to determine electron configurations for various elements. They use the electron configurations to organize and find elements in the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Electron energy levels are introduced to aspiring chemists in this PowerPoint. The number of electrons allowed in each level is explained, and then viewers learn how to write the electronic configuration of an element based on this information. Finally, diagrams of the orbitals for each energy level are shown. Throughout this presentation are several learning-check slides along with their solutions, which make this a terrific teaching tool for your chemistry class.
For this electron configuration and quantum mechanics worksheet, learners identify the 4 symbols for quantum numbers, they complete an electron filling diagram, they complete orbital diagrams for 8 elements and they write the notation form for the electron configurations of 5 elements.
In this electron configuration and the periodic table activity, students are given a periodic table with each element. Students write the theoretical electron configuration for each element based on the rules for filling subshells with electrons. Students indicate patterns they see and label each row or column.
In this electron configuration worksheet, students fill in 10 blanks with the appropriate terms, they determine if 6 statements are true or false, they match 5 terms with their meanings and they answer two questions about electron configuration. Students identify electron configurations in atoms.