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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.
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.
Electron Configurations of Atom and Ions Activity
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.
Electron Configurations and Ionization Energy
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.
Electron Configurations 2
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.
Energy Levels and Electron Configurations
Twelfth graders investigate the proper filling order of electrons in the energy levels of an atom. They practice how to "read" these occupied energy levels as electron configurations and demonstrate their understanding through creative presentations.
Electron Configurations of Transition Metal Elements
For this elements worksheet, learners review the electron configuration of given elements and then complete the electron diagrams for the transition metal elements. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
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!
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.
Worksheet 13 - Chemical Bonding
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.
Code Makers - Electron Configuration, Aufbau Principle
Students write the electron configuration of elements using the Aufbau principle. In this chemistry lesson, students build their own key that demonstrates the principle.
Repeating Patterns: The Shape of the Periodic Table
Young scholars use the electron configurations of elements to determine their positions in the Periodic Table. In 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.
Subshells and Orbitals
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.
Electron Configurations Worksheet
For this chemistry worksheet, students write the complete ground state electron configuration for 7 elements and write the abbreviated ground state electron configuration for 7 additional elements.
Electron Configuration and Quantum Mechanics
In this electron configuration and quantum mechanics worksheet, 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.
If My Configurations are Correct
Students write the electron configuration of elements in the ground state. In this chemistry lesson plan, students draw how subatomic particles are arranged in the atom. They construct Lewis dot diagrams of valence electrons.
Electron Arrangement in Atoms
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.
Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table
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 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.
The Three E's - Exciting Energetic Electrons
Students perform flame tests on salts and record the electron configurations for various cations. They analyze and record the results using spectroscopes.