HON CHEMISTRY: God bless as you begin studying for the chapter 4 test! Here is the review that we did today. First, electron configuration do you know how to write it and then how to use it to determine the period, block, group, and type of element you have? The location of blocks on the periodic table is pretty significant, huh?
And then, what about the problems – the key is practice, practice, practice. Need extra help? Help session tomorrow morning at 7:15ish A.M.
Have you checked out the Chapter 4 Stuff to Know Sheet from Edline? Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to 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. Did I mention that already?
What about applications for discussion? Photoelectric effect, spectroscopy, etc.? Another great idea for studying is to watch the videos that we watched in class – super helpful as you study for the test!! Here are some of them:
Spectrum of the Stars (overivew of the results of the spectroscopy lab you did, shows the connection between our lab on spectroscopy and how we can identify elements), Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen (how we use it to know about the energy levels in an atom), Quantum Mechanics (about the roles of Bohr, Schrodinger, Heisenberg), and also Animated Quantum Mechanics.
Tomorrow we’ll be doing another application of the info in this chapter – triboluminescence. Fun times ahead!!