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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.
This lab sheet is a guide to using well plates to combine the listed compounds and compare predicted behavior to actual observations.  The analysis and conclusion requires pupils to answer the 6 questions about electron configurations and stability.
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.
Students write the electron configuration of elements using the Aufbau principle. In this chemistry activity, students build their own key that demonstrates the principle.
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.
Students write the electron configuration of elements in the ground state. In this chemistry lesson, students draw how subatomic particles are arranged in the atom. They construct Lewis dot diagrams of valence electrons.
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.
In this elements worksheet, students write the electron configurations for given elements. Students describe ionization energy and electron affinity and the periodic trends for both. This worksheet has 20 short answer questions.
Students perform flame tests on salts and record the electron configurations for various cations. They analyze and record the results using spectroscopes.
Here is a thorough review of chemical bonding! Seventeen problems query chemistry learners about electron configuration and ionic bonding, sharing electrons and covalent bonding. Chemistry masters draw Lewis dot diagrams and answer questions about electronegativity. 
In this chemistry learning exercise, students write the complete ground state electron configuration for 7 elements and write the abbreviated ground state electron configuration for 7 additional elements.
In this electron configuration and quantum mechanics activity, students 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.
The creator of this collection of chemistry slides is clever! Electron configuration is explained as, click-by-click, orbitals are displayed and then each is subsequently filled with the proper amount of electrons. After the progression, a learning check slide and multiple choice questions give viewers the opportunity to practice. You will appreciate this teaching tool!
Students review atomic structure and then participate in a activity in which they categorize several "elements" into some form of order based on their properties. They discuss the trends they see. They also practice several electron configuration problems.
The first two problems start with an explanation and guidelines for how to complete the electron configuration diagrams.  The following four problems give no advice, and the last six expect learners to draw the configuration for the ions.
In this electron configuration and the periodic table worksheet, 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 learning exercise, students fill out a table with principle quantum numbers, the sublevels, the orbital and the number of electrons in each. They write electron configurations for given atoms as well as short cut electron configurations.
In 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.
Emerging chemists complete the table of electron levels, write electron configurations, and draw Lewis structures for a variety of atoms on this worksheet. Though there is a note about accessing a classroom website on the upper right corner of the worksheet, you can blot it out before copying and distributing to your class as practice. 
In this chemistry worksheet, students write the electron configuration of elements and arrange elements according to their electronegativity to complete 12 exercises.

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