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Students discuss transition metals, their properties, and where they are located on the periodic table as well as why transition metals are ideal for coins. After discussion, they conduct an experiment using copper in the form of old pennies and discover the chemical reaction that takes place between copper and oxygen.
Students discuss transition metals, where they are located on the periodic table, some of the element in the group, and some characteristics of the group. They work in groups to conduct an experiment in which they mix transition metals and water together to create a homemade hand warmer. Groups experience an exothermic reaction and discuss the results of their experiment.
Students investigate properties of transition metals. In this chemical reaction instructional activity, students study the properties of transition metals. They will predict and observe a chemical reaction using a transition metal and explain how the chemical reaction observed is a property of the transition metal.
Here is an easy-to-read worksheet that thoroughly explains how to name ionic compounds, those containing polyatomic ions, and those containing transition metals. Because of the detailed instructions, this would be ideal for use when introducing such an important skill in chemistry. It concludes by naming twenty ionic compounds for which learners can practice writing chemical formulas.
Students conduct an exothermic reaction to investigate the properties of a transition metal. In this periodic table lesson, students identify the transition elements and discuss their properties after watching a video. They conduct an experiment to investigate the reactivity of iron with oxygen in air and water.