Chemistry Lesson: Names and Formulas of Acids

What's in a name? Lead your class through the exciting world of acids. Pupils determine the names of acids and learn the correct way to write their formulas, both for binary and ternary acids.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class compose a fun jingle to remember the names of common acids discussed
  • Instruct young chemists to write a story and cast two acids as the main characters
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure there is ample time to cover all material in detail before continuing to the next lesson
Pros

  • Includes most common acids that chemists encounter daily
  • Allows for differentiated instruction
Cons

  • None
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