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Rather than simply matching up the ionic charges on paper, this exercise gets chemists into the lab to determine the chemical formula for magnesium oxide! If a know amount of magnesium is used, an oxidation reaction results in this compound and the specific formula can be determined. This is an outstanding lab activity for your chemistry class when they are learning about chemical compounds.
Don't you wish you had the time to type up a study guide for your chemistry class? With this resource, there is no need! A chart comparing the properties of metals and non-metals tops the handout, followed by notes on the reactivity series. Finally, you will find an overview of fossil fuels. Use this as an outline for your lecture or to give a copy to junior chemists as notes or a study guide.
Here is a laboratory exercise where chemistry masters carry out an oxidation reaction to change ethanol into ethanal. They compare the original alcohol to the resulting aldehyde by forming a precipitate. Definitely aimed at learners experienced in the laboratory, this activity concludes by having them determine what type of reactions have taken place, describe the nature of the ethanal, and write chemical equations for all of the reactions that occurred in the process.
In this chemistry in action worksheet, students read about sulphuric acid, the use of metals, the production of titanium and the detection of chemical elements and compounds. Students are given 8 statements about what they should know about each of these topics such as what is the process in making sulphuric acid, how is steel produced and how are metals extracted from the earth.
In this formula for magnesium oxide learning exercise, learners perform an oxidation reaction between magnesium and the oxygen in the air to produce magnesium oxide. Using the known masses of the magnesium and the end product, students find the increase in mass to be the mass of oxygen. Learners determine the formula for magnesium oxide using the masses of magnesium and oxygen.
The University of the State of New York has designed a series of exams to be given to high schoolers. This chemistry exam is one of the most comprehensive and well-written that you will ever find. It consists of 84 questions in a variety of styles, including multiple-choice, short answer, problem solving, interpretation of charts and graphs. The content covers every topic within the typical general chemistry curriculum.
Three questions, requiring short answers, show that chemistry learners understand the concepts behind balancing chemical equations. Nine equations leave the coefficients to be filled in, and eleven reactions are described for learners to write as balanced equations. This is a comprehensive activity that provides the necessary repetitive practice in balancing chemical equations. This may be useful for a general chemistry course as well as the intended advanced placement course.
Sixty multiple choice questions cover the entire gamut of chemistry concepts. This is the local section of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, where your chemistry candidates take a shot at entering the national competition. They answer questions about everything from properties of liquids and phase changes, to electrolysis products and molecular geometry. You could actually use this as a final exam for your class, a course review, or a practice for the actual chemistry challenge.
This 60-question comprehensive exam was designed to determine who would go on to compete in the 2000 US National Chemistry Olympiad. Hopefuls answer multiple choice questions regarding all chemistry topics taught in the first year general chemistry curriculum with a focus on laboratory experience. You can use this as a final exam for your chemistry class. An answer key is attached.
Junior chemists answer questions about oxidation-reactions and they write balanced half-reaction and full-reaction equations. The worksheet is tidy and to-the-point. The topic covered should fit with any general chemistry curriculum and would make an ideal homework assignment.
As to be expected from the American Chemical Society Olympiad Examinations Task Force, this 60-question test tops the charts in terms of excellence. It consists entirely of multiple choice questions designed to assess a year's worth of chemistry curriculum. Topics include, but are not limited to pH, molecular geometry, bonding, behavior of gases and solutions, phase changes, and chemical reactions. Use this as a final exam or as a practice for those who want to enter the nation-wide challenge.
The 2009 version of the first part of a national chemistry competition is posted for your use with olympiad hopefuls. Test takers deal with 60 multiple choice questions covering an entire year of chemistry curriculum. Use this to practice for the competition or to prepare for a final exam on behavior of gases, properties of metals, chemical reacitons, pH and titration curves, ionizaton energy, molecular geometry, and more!