HON CHEMISTRY: You get a bonus! Since I chased so many rabbits over the last two days, I went back and found an old vodcast on the p-block elements in just one vodcast. And you get a bonus – it has the f block on it as well! Make sure you go back and practice getting period, block, group, and type of element from the electron configuration. And don’t forget to go back and look at the nitrogen cycle.
CHEMISTRY: Just when you were getting the hang of drawing arrows, I go and change it! But don’t you think writing electron configuration notation is a whole lot shorter than doing orbital notation? Don’t get me wrong, knowing how to do orbital is great for seeing how the electrons are paired, but this way is waaaay shorter! Here’s the lecture from Monday.
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