Are You Ready for the Exam?!?

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WOW! It has been an incredibly awesome year for me, and I hope it has been for you too! God bless you as you are studying for your chemistry & honors chemistry exam! If you need a break, check out this awesome review of the elements: The Element Song or this New Periodic Table Song, but don’t get distracted by the challenge!!

EXAM ROOM ASSIGNMENTS are listed below. IMPORTANT – Bring your exam review packet to the chemistry room before you go to your exam room! (And the chemistry textbook if you checked one out!!)

It is super, super important so study YOUR VERY BEST and remember to practice, practice, practice! This exam can make a HUGE difference in your average. FINISH STRONG, like you’ve been working all year!! Produce something!! Make flashcards out of the vocab, formulas, types of chemical reactions, etc. Practice writing chemical formulas, balancing equations, working the problems – try the practice tests on the online textbook or on The Physics Classroom (sign in as a guest) or All of these will be really helpful. And get yourself plenty of snacks! 🙂

How’s the exam review coming? You know, I don’t just give you that thing for the extra credit. I give it to you because it will help you get organized and help you remember everything that’s going to be on the exam. As you answer each topic, keep studying it, if you’re having trouble!

Chemistry – 1st Period 130 Crowder
Chemistry – 2nd Period 131 Martin
Chemistry – 4th Period 132 Stinson
Chemistry – 7th Period 133 Heun
Honors Chemistry 134 Gold

Hon Chemistry 5-16-23 Intro to Acids, Bases & pH

HON CHEMISTRY: So what do you think would cause these beautiful colors? Great intro to the properties of acids and bases, indicators and pH! Don’t forget The Physics Classroom assignment. If you need help on the last two levels, click on the Help Me button. It will give you the pH chart that matches certain indicator colors. Here’s a hint – Phenolphthalein indicator is always hot pink/magenta in a base.

And last hint – the more negative the H3O+ concentration (that means the higher the negative exponent) the more of a base that it is. The lower the number of the exponent (which actually makes it a higher number) the more of an acid it is.

How’s the exam review packet coming along?

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Hon Chemistry 5-11-23 Chapter 5 & 6 Test Overview

HON CHEMISTRY – Are you practicing for tomorrow’s test? And how are you doing with your own “Stuff to Know” sheet?

For chapter 6, you don’t have to use orbital notation to show covalent bonds. Also, hybridization won’t be on this test. Practice Lewis structures, molecular geometry, dipoles, drawing ionic bonding, and the discussion questions! There will be two on this test – one from chapter 5 and one from chapter 6. God bless you as you study and practice!

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Chemistry 5-11-23 Chapter 4b & 5a Test Overview

CHEMISTRY: Wow! We finished! Here again are the notes on the s, pd, d and f block elements, and then our overview of the test and test practice.

Have you checked out the Ch 4b & 5a Stuff to Know Sheet?? Make sure you memorize the things you need to memorize so that you can apply them on the test. And practice, practice, practice, the problems and electron configurations.

God bless you! I’m praying for you!!

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Chemistry 5-10-23 History of the Periodic Table & Overview of Blocks

CHEMISTRY: Great start to a new chapter – did you realize we did that?! First there’s a look at the homework. Then there’s our discussion of the history of the periodic table and a look at the properties of the groups of the periodic table. i decided to leap into the future and go ahead and put notes on all the blocks and groups in this vodcast.

Help session tomorrow, Thursday, 7:30 AM.

Hon Chemistry 5-10-23 Ionic vs. Covalent Bonds & Metallic Bonds

HON CHEMISTRY: Molten iron, wow! Here’s our review of drawing ionic bonds and our discussion of ionic vs. covalent bonding, followed by metallic bonding.

Aren’t you glad there are no structures to draw for metallic bonds?! Make sure you can use the electron sea model to explain the properties of metals. Also be able to compare and contrast all three types of bonds.

Chemistry 5-9-23 Noble Gas Notation

CHEMISTRY – Great job with noble gas notation today!! Watch this vodcast again and it will make even more sense the second time! It would also be great review for the test! Speaking of which – have you checked out the stuff to know sheet for the test??? Super important!!!

Need extra practice or help? Wave problems? Electron configuration?? Help session this Thursday, 7:30ish A.M.

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Hon Chemistry 5-9-23 Intermolecular Forces, Pt 2 & Ionic Bonding & Help Session

HON CHEMISTRY: So how ’bout Johannes van der Waals and those intermolecular forces? Tons of application, from bugs walking on water to little fishes breathing dissolved oxygen. And what about the condensation that forms on the outside of an iced tea glass? Hmmm….

And then on to a different way that atoms come together – ionic bonding. Keep in mind that when you write ionic bonding, you’re not trying to arrange a single structure like you do with Lewis structures. Instead, you’re writing an equation that shows electrons being lost by one atom and gained by another atom. And make sure you put the dots in the right order!

Under today’s vodcast – the help session from this afternoon and our practice with Lewis structures.

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Help Session from Tuesday afternoon (Lewis structures)

Hon Chemistry 5-8-23 Molecular Geometry HW & Intermolecular Forces, Pt 1

HON CHEMISTRY: So we’ve put it all together – Lewis structures, molecular geometry, dipoles, and bond type. Here’s our look at the homework worksheet. How’d you do?

After that, a beginning look at the importance of molecular geometry with solubility, and a beginning look at intermolecular forces. Lots of applications, from using peanut butter to get gum out of your hair to little fishes breathing dissolved oxygen. Let’s do more tomorrow!

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