Chemistry 2-15-18 Orbital Notation & Electron Configuration Notation

CHEMISTRY: Wow, you did a great job today! Did quantum numbers begin making more sense when you started using them? Good work today on orbital notation. I think you’re going to be seeing arrows and numbers in your sleep!

Then, 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!

Be sure and practice with the homework tonight, and don’t forget to use the Aufbau “chart”!!!!

Need extra practice or help with this chapter? Ask me about a help session next week!

Chemistry 2-9-17 Orbital Notation & Electron Configuration Notation from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.

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Hon Chemistry 2-15-18 d & f-block Intro & a Look Back at cLAB: Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt

HON CHEMISTRY: Wow! Did you every dream there was that much interesting and important stuff to know about the s, p, d, and f block elements?! Here’s the introduction to the d & f blocks, and then, our beginning of running through all the slides to clarify some information and filled in gaps you might have had.

As you are studying, make sure you go back and practice figuring out the period, block, group, and type of element from the electron configuration. And don’t forget the topics I asked you to research for yourself that you will find on the Chapter 5 Stuff to Know Sheet (coming very soon!!)!

To make your research even more interesting(!), there are some really interesting videos with tons of useful information at this site:

The videos that you must watch from the s-block for the test are potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

The videos you need to watch for the p-Block are carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, fluorine, and chlorine.

The elements from the d block that I especially want you to watch are copper and mercury. And there are other interesting ones you might like to watch just for fun!

The videos on from the f-Block that you need to watch are: neodymium, thorium, and uranium. Go pop some popcorn and have some movie time!

Hon Chemistry 2-3-17 d & f-block Intro & A Look Back at cLAB: Element Reverse Scavenger Hunt from Tammy Skinner on Vimeo.