d-Block and f-Block Elements

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Potassium permanganate, containing manganese one of the transition elements, has many uses such as mouthwash and propelling rockets, making it is a very diverse compound. The lesson delves into such transition elements and lanthanides, or those found in the d-block and f-block areas on the periodic table. Learners study the preparation, properties, and uses of some of these elements/compounds. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pairs further research uses of these elements
Classroom Considerations

  • Classes will notice the British versions of some words used throughout the lab, such as learnt and colour
  • Concepts and depth of knowledge are best fit for upper level high school chemistry classes
  • The lesson is number 23 in a series of 36
Pros

  • Includes in-text questions throughout the lesson and a key
  • Contains an assessment, a 25-question terminal exercise
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS