Network Solids and Carbon

Allotropes of carbon are a girl's best friend. Here's a video that covers the various networks of solids and carbon, including the process for changing graphite network structures to diamond and then back to graphite. The video concludes with a discussion of sheet and 3-D networks. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Design an outline for note taking to assist students
Classroom Considerations

  • Remember anyone is able to make YouTube comments, so they may be inappropriate
  • Requires prior knowledge of solids and chemical bonds
  • The 34th in a series of 46 videos
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning to help viewers understand the material covered
  • Provides clear, easy-to-follow diagrams
  • Works well in a flipped or traditional classroom
Cons

  • None